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Mini-horse found in middle of roadway

Sweet little suspect rounded up, returned to owner

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Patrolling Flagler County roadways can mean more than just traffic stops and getting bad guys -– it can also include a few rodeo skills as part of the job.

Shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to State Road 100 near County Roads 25 and 305, where a four-legged suspect with auburn hair and blue eyes was causing a traffic tie-up.

Deputy Steve Williams located a mini-horse walking around the neighborhood in the early dawn hours. Williams was able coax the horse to the rear of his patrol car, where he slyly slipped a lasso around the her neck and secured her out of the traffic flow.

The owner was located, and shortly after 8 a.m, the horse was returned to her home barn on County Road 25.