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Rodeo deputy lassos escaped equine

August 9, 2012 | By More

Flagler County Sheriff Don Fleming explained to Historic City News that patrol on his 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 7:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to State Road 100 near CR-25 and CR-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. At one point, the deputy provided a short escort to CR-25 in an effort to get her off the main highway.

The mini-horse appeared to stop and ask the deputy for directions. Deputy Williams was able to coax the horse to the rear of his patrol car where he slyly slipped a lasso around her neck.

The owner was located and shortly after 8:00 a.m, the horse was returned to her barn on CR-25.

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