NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't an ordinary police call for someone trying to duck a subway fare.
New York City officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the tracks at a Brooklyn subway station Friday morning.
Police arrived at the Jefferson Street station on the L line around 9 a.m. to find the duck down in the tracks.
Officers Frantz Chauvet and Anastasiya Mishchenko and detectives Kevin Conway and Michael Black worked to rescue it.
Sick of the snow & too tired to fly, Bklyn duck tries taking #Ltrain south for warmer air. Thanks @nypdtransit@nypdspecialops for the lift! pic.twitter.com/LCbuwMdhYE
— NYPD L Train (@NYPDLTrain) March 17, 2017
The New York Police Department's Transit Bureau posted video on Twitter of the officers carrying the bird along the platform, and later releasing the duck in a park from a police-tape-wrapped box.
The bird hopped out and waddled off down a snowy path.
Chief Joseph Fox quipped that the "apprehension went swimmingly."
Ducked our cops at Jefferson St, nearly roasted by the L train, apprehension went swimmingly, we'll add the return trip to his bill... 🦆 pic.twitter.com/nwHU77dPh7
— Chief Joseph Fox (@NYPDTransit) March 17, 2017