State troopers wrangle wayward horse. Of course.
Two New Jersey State Troopers (figuratively) traded in their weapons for lassos to capture a horse that got loose on Sunday morning.
State Police said neighbors on Decker Road in rural Harmony Township called police reporting a horse standing in the middle of the road. The troopers from the Washington Station used their cruisers to block the horse in and found it bleeding from one of its ears.
The trooper, one of them a recent State Police Academy graduate, then went door-to-door trying to find the horse's owners, according to police, and reunited the horse with its owners in a private home on Howell Road.
No charges were filed in the case and no one was injured.
"Our rural stations get the strangest calls for service," State Police wrote on their Facebook page Sunday.
The State Police's social media administrator also wrote "the horse was taken into custody due to a NAY-bor dispute."
"Yeah, that just happened," the administrator wrote. "Admin hanging head low in shame."