Archive for Saturday, February 20, 2010

Police capture escaped zebra downtown

February 20, 2010


— An Atlanta highway turned into a circus Thursday afternoon when an escaped zebra galloped along a busy section of interstate with police in hot pursuit.

The 12-year-old animal, named Lima, was exercising outside a downtown arena in preparation for an evening show when something spooked him, said Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus spokeswoman Crystal Drake.

The zebra broke away from his trainers and bumped up against a fence, then wriggled through an opening.

He was spotted by people in downtown Atlanta around 3:30 p.m. CST, said Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Monica Luck.

Daniel Nance said he saw the zebra near the downtown MARTA transit station.

“All of a sudden a freaking zebra comes running down the street like a car,” Nance told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Five or six police cars were in hot pursuit. And a bunch of officers on foot. But then I got scared, thinking ... what else is loose?”


Ron Holzwarth 8 years, 4 months ago

What else is loose? Might be lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

parrothead8 8 years, 4 months ago

I clicked on this hoping it was in Lawrence. We need more zebras to get loose in Lawrence.

classclown 8 years, 4 months ago

Are you sure they weren't arresting a pimp?

Dan Edwards 8 years, 4 months ago

Considering this isn't a local story, you might have chosen a different headline.

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