Poodle Dashes Off, Stops New York Subway Line


It doesn’t take much to slow down the New York subway system.

On Friday afternoon, one bundle of fur stopped train service on a transit line between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Officer George Tsourovakas (tsoo-roh-VAH’-kahs) says a poodle named Dakota got away from a Brooklyn park run near the Manhattan Bridge and dashed into the York Street station, making it to the tracks of the F train and running southbound on the northbound tracks. To spare the animal, power was turned off and service to Manhattan ground to a halt for about an hour so the poodle could be rescued.

Officers responded, finally catching the dog two subway stations away, trailed by both Dakota’s dog walker and its owner.

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