A “real-life” unicorn led police on quite the chase when she escaped from a birthday party and decided to enjoy her freedom.
California police officers went on a once-in-a-lifetime chase when drivers called in reports of a loose unicorn running around the streets. The supposed “unicorn” was actually Juliette, a 20-year-old grey pony who dresses up as a unicorn and poses for pictures with children.
Juliette got loose during a children’s birthday party, and she took to the streets to explore her freedom. Drivers started to call in reports of a loose unicorn, and police headed out in pursuit.
Juliette led them on quite the chase, and it took them hours to capture her.
Police have been led on some pretty wild pursuits before. They’ve chased loose miniature horses and have pursued a bull through the streets of New York City. They’ve responded to calls about loose llamas and have even chased down some naughty goats. But as varied and unexpected the day in the life of a police officer can be, something tells us this was a call unlike any other call the officers had ever gotten before.
If you ever spot a loose horse (or unicorn), it’s best to immediately contact police and try to keep the horse safe until officers arrive. Usually it’s not a good idea to approach a horse that you don’t know – some horses may spin and kick when they feel cornered and approaching a loose horse may only drive it away from you, potentially into traffic or other danger.
Instead, try to position yourself between the horse and any major roads, which will decrease the likelihood of the horse wandering into traffic. Depending on the situation, you may want to try to warn approaching drivers of the horse’s presence.
Luckily for everyone involved, this “real-life” unicorn was captured without incident and is now safe and sound back home.
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