Knish says an officer parked his car in the middle of the road and went to investigate. That's when the sea lion came out from under another car and scuttled under the patrol car.
SeaWorld experts retrieved the growling pup at about 8 a.m.
Rescuer Kevin Robinson grabbed it by the tail and put it in a net. Robinson says the pup, who's less than a year old, was dehydrated but uninjured. He says the pup weighs about 25 pounds -- less than half what it should weigh.
Robinson says it will be released within two months.