It was an unusual sight: A miniature pony walking alongside a police car early Tuesday in Clewiston, Florida.
Seems the little guy had wandered away from home and made his way onto U.S. 27. Concerned citizens who saw the animal trotting and causing a commotion on the road called 911.
Though you don't see footage of the pony running, you can witness a video of the quick response by law enforcement on the Clewiston Police Department's Facebook page. The clip starts with Officer Buffie McLeod leading the pony on a rope, then getting into her police car and driving with the door open as the pony walks slowly, calmly next to it.
"After a short foot pursuit and officers realizing they need to step their cardio game up, we successfully took the pony into custody," read the post. "After interviewing the pony, he was released as he was just trying to train for a future marathon. After a few carrots, he was brought back to his pasture. We would like to thank the community who supplied the carrots and helped us contain the horse in an area where we could use rope to bring him back home."
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Clewiston may be a little town but it sure got its 15 minutes of fame on Tuesday, when "Good Morning America" got hold of the video.
"Wow!" read another Clewiston Police Department Facebook post after the hoopla had died down. "To say we’re humbled is an understatement. Our phones have been going crazy with well wishes! We have heard from 'Fox News,' 'ABC News,' 'Good Morning America,' multiple media outlets, Weather Channel and so many more national news channels are sharing our video!"