Shortly after the harrowing incident, the transit commission added the following statement in support of the sloth to its original Facebook post, roughly translated from Spanish per the report:
"Esteemed people, we are grateful to all for your concern. Be advised, the sloth bear rescued by our police was examined by a veterinarian, the same one that determined that it was in optimal conditions to be returned to its habitat. We are grateful to all those people who were interested in the health of the animal. We will continue to support these kind of cases along with the collaboration of citizens. Greetings to all."
So, the next time someone asks, "Why did the sloth cross the road?" you know it's clearly because the cops had to send out a search and rescue mission.
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Tony Merevick is News Editor at Thrillist and sometimes feels like this sloth. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.