Tennessee police release body camera footage of zebra chase

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June 1 (UPI) -- Police in Tennessee released body camera footage from the 3-hour chase of a zebra that escaped from an exotic animal auction.

The Cookeville Police Department released body camera footage Sunday from the chase that ensued May 7 when a zebra was spotted wandering near Prescott South Middle School.


"I've roped a couple horses in my day," an officer says in the footage, which shows the zebra keeping a distance from the officers and jumping a fence at one point.

Police said the chase lasted for about 3 hours before they were able to coax the animal into a trailer.

Zebras are legal to own in Tennessee, which places the animals in the same category as horses.

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