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Yee-Haw! Cops Lasso Runaway Horse in NY Highway Median

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  • It was quite a sight for commuters Monday morning on the Sunrise Highway – as a thoroughbred horse was trotting along median of busy traffic

  • A Suffolk County police officer and deputy sheriff managed to rescue the horse, which had escaped from a Brookhaven farm

  • After having quite the adventurous morning, the horse's caretaker and an officer walked 30-year-old Oppie back to the farm, police say

It was quite a wild sight for commuters Monday morning on the Sunrise Highway – a sight reminiscent of the wild, wild West as a rogue thoroughbred horse was found trotting along the median of busy traffic lanes.

Thankfully, a Suffolk County deputy sheriff and a police officer managed to rescue the horse, which had escaped moments earlier from a Brookhaven farm.

Highway Patrol Officer Matthew Siesto responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a horse running on westbound on Sunrise Highway between exits 57 and 56 in Brookhaven shortly before 7:30 a.m., Suffolk police say.

The horse apparently escaped from Rockaby Farms in Brookhaven after a tree fell and damaged the horses pen.

Courtesy: 1199SEIU

Siesto was flagged down by the horses caretaker, Erin Easop, who got into the patRead More – Source

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