A bull bound for slaughter gave its handlers the slip Wednesday and escaped into Tokyo’s teeming streets.
The 1,300-pound bull, shipped in from southern Japan, thundered down the gangplank as soon as it was lowered, bolted past port police and headed for the wide open spaces.
More than 20 policeman chased the animal for 40 minutes through nearly three miles of city traffic before managing to herd it into the parking lot of a posh hotel. Waiting patrol cars formed a makeshift corral to avert another escape.
Police then roped the bull’s horns and tied it to a tree until the owner came to transport it.