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Horse Breaks Free in Coral Gables Near University of Miami Campus

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    A white horse was briefly on the loose near the University of Miami in Coral Gables Friday. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports. (Published Friday, June 20, 2014)

    A white horse was briefly on the loose near the University of Miami in Coral Gables Friday.

    Footage showed the horse roaming the area before it was finally captured near Certosa Road and Red Road.

    It was a bizarre 911 call for police dispatchers.

    "There's a horse loose, and it's Alahambra, and uh, Alegriano, but the horse is like moving around," says the 911 caller.


    In the background of that call, someone can be heard trying to comfort the lost animal as it roamed the Gables.

    "Come here," the caller says while making kissing noises. "No, he's not very wild."

    Officers said they had never responded to a scene like this one.


    "We just don't experience a loose horse in Coral Gables," Officer Kelly Denham said. "But they did make a valiant effort and they're animal lovers, just like anybody else, and we just wanted to see the horse reunited with its owner."

    The horse traveled about one mile from its home in South Miami.

    "It was just out for a good run today. It was a beautiful morning," Denham said. "We're very fortunate that as the horse was making its way through the south end of our city that it wasn't struck by a vehicle."

    Coral Gables Police said the horse was in good health and was eating grass, and would be taken home by its owner.

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