Florida police capture pony running loose on the highway

April 25 (UPI) — Police in Florida said an officer earned the nickname “Pony Whisperer” when she captured a small horse running loose on a highway.

The Clewiston Police Department said officers responded to a report of a horse running loose on U.S. 27 and they arrived to find the pony galloping next to cars on the road.

“After a short foot pursuit and officers realizing they need to step their cardio game up, we successfully took the pony into custody,” the department said in a Facebook post.

Police said Officer McLeod, who captured the equine, has been dubbed the department’s “Pony Whisperer.”

“Pony was processed for Fleeing to Elude an officer,” the department joked.

The pony was escorted back to its pasture, where it was reunite with its fellow ponies.