Horses safe after running loose in Fla. neighborhood
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WHDH) -- A horse owner is sharing his wild experience after several of his horses got loose during the morning commute.
About seven horses left their pen near Southwest 122nd Avenue and 92nd Street, Monday morning. "I had someone new putting fill in the property. He opened the gate, went to put in the fill, dropped the fill, left and left the gate open. This is the first time it ever happens," said horse owner Ernie Sans.
Sans owns several of the horses that escaped. He said someone who was feeding the horses forgot to close the gate in the pen and the horses escaped. The horses made it three blocks away where they were found gazing on a property.
Sans immediately jumped into his white truck and got into action. "I drove north to Miller. I saw the field was empty. I made a left on Miller and tried to see where the horses were because someone told me that the horses were loose," said Sans.
Miami-Dade Police was called on the scene trying to lead the horses back to their pen. He was able to herd the group back safely to the property as police monitored the situation, temporarily closing Miller Drive, also known as 56th Street.
Sans' main concern was the number of horses roaming the streets during the morning commute. "Some people don't realize that a horse can get scared and can get hit by a car," he said.
The horses all returned back to their pen safely. Miller Drive was re-opened soon after.
No one was injured.