The wild wanderer that caused quite the spectacle in Ocean Beach back in May was released back into the ocean this morning.
Officers got a call from concerned citizens about 4 a.m. on May 5 that a seal lion pup was roaming around outside Nick's at the Pier on Abbot Street.
“He’s just been looking for a place to hide. He’d waddle out to the middle of the street and then a car would come by,” said Ocean Beach resident Bill Higgins that day.
When an officer arrived, he tried to cajole the pup towards the ocean but it scurried for refuge -- ending up underneath the officer’s patrol car that was parked in the middle of the street.
The ordeal drew a pretty big crowd, all who were concerned for the pups well-being.
City officials called Sea World to capture the little guy.
The sea lion suffered from minor dehydration, but is now back to his full sea lion potential and has been released back into the wild for more mischeif.
SeaWorld will miss "Cop Car," their nickname for the sea lion that made everyone smile.