Saturday, July 09, 2011

Runaway horse caught on speed camera

A horse has been caught by a speed camera in Germany. The runaway nag had escaped from a paddock and dashed off down a busy main road and into the town of Meppen in Emsland in the province of Lower Saxony.

A police spokesman said: "The horse was galloping at full speed for several kilometres before it could be stopped and caught - and led back home.

"The picture was taken by a camera set to take pictures of speeding motorists and people going over the red light - and it was actually a car driver that triggered the picture and the horse ended up being snapped in the same picture.

"The driver has asked if he could avoid paying the fine - he claimed he was trying to get out of the way of a runaway horse. At least we know that part is true." The horse was returned to its paddock without incident and a broken fence repaired to prevent a repeat.

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