DASH CAM VIDEO: Miniature Donkey Runs Loose In Fayetteville Neighborhood

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- The Fayetteville Police Department released dash cam video of an unusual pursuit that took place around 1:45 p.m. on Friday (March 25).

The dash cam video, which has been edited for brevity, is included below.

It starts near Old Wire Road and Overcrest Street where Officer Kristen Mercado encountered the suspect: a miniature donkey. It had gotten out of its owners yard and caused quite a scene down the road from Sequoyah United Methodist Church.

Erick Eby said he was home, when police cornered the animal in his yard.

"I heard a siren go off right in front of the house. I stood up and looked out the window, and there was a cop car blocking my driveway with its lights on,” Eby said. “As I am looking out the window processing all of this, a white flash runs past my front window. Then there was an animal control guy running with a rope to catch it.”

Police and animal control officers pursued the donkey to a neighborhood in the area of East Terry Drive and East Stewart Street and corner him there. After a few minutes they lassoed the animal, got it in a trailer and a few hours later the escapee was picked up by its owner.

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Officer Kristen Mercado with the escaped donkey.