Not what you'd expect to see in Ohio

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Here's the details of the event from the Facebook post of the North Ridgeville Police department:

We get animal calls. A lot of animal calls. Usually dogs. Every now and then a horse. I had a potbellied pig rooting through a flower bed once.

At 5am today a motorist was driving down the road and a kangaroo (yes, a kangaroo) was doing whatever kangaroos do in the middle of Lorain Rd. near Stonebriar.

We learn a lot of things at the academy.

This isn't one of them.

Sgt. Corey Sabo, Ptlm. John Metzo, and Ptlm Brad Parker all responded and were able to get the kangaroo, named "Foster" (Get it?? Awesome), back to his pen on Island Road, though it appears that he wanted to box Ptlm Metzo before going back in the second picture. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and Foster called it a night before it came to blows.

And yes, with the proper permits, you can have a kangaroo in the city.


North Ridgeville is located about 18 miles west of Cleveland.