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Chicago: Horses escape, don't get far

Dec. 20, 2012 at 5:35 PM

CHICAGO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago residents on the lookout for two escaped bank robbers reported a different kind of escape when they saw horses standing around in alley, police said.

With the city consumed by chatter over the escape of two convicted bank robbers from a highrise downtown prison Monday, residents may have wondered whether they were seeing things when several horses were spotted in an alley in the Old Town neighborhood, the Chicago Sun-Times said Wednesday.

The animals are housed at the Noble Horse Stable, a horse theater adjacent to the alley.

Police said the horses didn't get far after breaking out. Officers blocked off either end of the alley with patrol cars and stable employees secured the animals without further incident.

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