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.