MENG’A TOWN, China (CNN) — A heartbroken elephant caused some big trouble in a small Chinese town. The lonely animal was forced from his herd by another male and ended up taking a solo journey to Meng’a Town in Southwest China. While there, he damaged nine vehicles. As soon as the elephant was spotted, local forestry staff tried to guide him to the forest. It took more than 30 minutes for police and firefighters to eventually lead the elephant to safety.