Police said the giraffe escaped Friday in the town of Imola and led officer on an hours-long chase through the town, leaving hoof marks on several cars, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.
Officers said the animal was tranquilized in the fenced parking lot of a grocery store and returned to the circus.
Police said no one was injured during the giraffe's jaunt.
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