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Norwood officer meets 'Scooby Roo' during I-71 traffic stop

Posted at 10:24 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 11:49:42-05

NORWOOD, Ohio — Crikey!

A Norwood police officer making a traffic stop on Interstate 71 Wednesday night discovered the driver had a kangaroo riding in the back seat, the department posted on Facebook Thursday.

A video police posted online shows the kangaroo wrapped up in a blanket.

"Oh my gosh," the officer says in the video as the kangaroo — named Scooby Roo — pokes its head out from the blanket.

The officer cautioned the driver about properly restraining the animal.

A kangaroo is not classified as a "dangerous wild animal" under Ohio state law.