You never know what you’re going to see on the job when you punch in for your shift at the Saline Police Department.
On Monday, Officers Don Lupi and Aaron Oliver responded to a violent crash involving a hit-and-run driver on Michigan Avenue. On Tuesday, the same pair were called to help a pony find its way home.
A little after 6 p.m., a citizen found a Shetland pony running loose close to Flowerland on US-12. A citizen managed to catch and hold the pony and call police. Officers Lupi and Oliver met the man and pony in the Emagine Theatre plaza. They were able to locate the owners, who live on the 1400 block of Bemis Road. An individual picked up the pony and brought it home, according to Saline Police Chief Hart.
The pony apparently just walked away from its home.
“Somehow it managed to cross US 12 safely,” Hart said.
Hart said he’s had 2-3 horse calls over his 28 year career.
“It just goes to show you the diversity of cases we have in law enforcement,” Hart said.