Thoroughbred tries running with the cars
A horse that got loose from a thoroughbred farm in Lexington tried running with the cars.
And even though it was along a busy highway, WKYT-TV reports the horse wasn’t injured. The animal apparently got loose somehow from Calumet Farm and made its way to New Circle Road, where it ended up running down the middle of the highway for about five miles.
The station reports animal control officers were able to stop the horse, put her into a trailer and take her back home.
Missing Pa. inmate found hiding in tree
An inmate is back behind bars after authorities said he took off while on work release in central Pennsylvania.
Police say 18-year-old Eugene Harris walked away from Lycoming County Resource Management Services recently.
WNEP-TV reports Harris was sorting recyclables as part of a work release program from the county prison. He was locked up on forgery and theft charges.
The man was found about a mile away at the White Deer Golf Course in Clinton Township.
Police said he was found hiding in a tree on the golf course. Investigators used a ladder truck to get to him.
Toy company donates ‘knight’ to Pa. store
A toy company has donated a new four-foot-tall knight statue to accompany one stolen from the front of a western Pennsylvania toy shop before it was also returned by pranksters.
Workers at Castle Toy and Games in Beaver have dubbed the new Playmobil knight Sir Veillance (surveillance, get it?).
The shop’s other knight, nicknamed “Dude,” was stolen from in front of the store on Oct. 15 by two men who planned to let a third friend put it in his apartment bathroom as a prank to scare people.
The Beaver County Times reports Monday that the men have returned the first knight, apologized and have agreed to perform community service. If they do that, they’ll be cited for the incident and face a small fine.
The Playmobil company, which makes both figures, donated Sir Veillance.