Horse escapes Brookhaven farm, takes a stroll on Sunrise Highway

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BROOKHAVEN -

Police say a horse that escaped from a Brookhaven farm was rescued on Sunrise Highway this morning.

According to police, officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a horse running on westbound Sunrise Highway between exits 57 and 56 in Brookhaven at 7 a.m.

Police say the thoroughbred named Oppie had escaped from Rockaby Farms on Yaphank Avenue after a tree fell and damaged the horse’s pen.

The officer was flagged down by the horse’s caretaker who got into the patrol vehicle.

The horse was observed in the westbound median and then started traveling in the eastbound median.

Police say a sheriff was on the eastbound side and was able to grab the horse at 7:33 a.m.

The horse was secured with a halter and walked back to the farm.

 

 

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