A horse was caught breaking into a home in Minnesota.
But to what end? Was the horse a thief, there to steal valuables? Perhaps it was a would-be kidnapper trying to extort friends and loved ones for money. Or perhaps it was an escapee just looking for someplace to lay low for a while. We may never know for sure.
What we do know is that the Inver Grove Heights Police Department received a call from a freaked out woman saying there was a horse in her basement on Friday night. Inver Grove Heights is one of those wealthy suburbs that might as well be part of Minneapolis, but they don’t amalgamate since it would just cost them too much money.
But back to the horse. There are a lot of unknowns here, such as how did the horse get inside the house? Even if it wasn’t locked (and it being a wealthy neighborhood, that’s entirely likely), how does a horse operate a door? It has hooves, which we’re not sure how up on your horse anatomy you might be, dear reader, but hooves are notoriously difficult appendages to do virtually anything with other than clop.
Thankfully, the horse never quite figured out how to use stairs as it remained trapped in the basement after somehow entering through a closed door. Police were eventually dispatched to help verify the screaming woman’s story that a horse had somehow managed to break into her home.
Never a dull moment in IGH! Officers were dispatched for a “horse in a basement”. Horse in a basement?? Yeah, right! Much to their surprise, there actually WAS a horse in the basement 😲 No horses or officers were hurt in this incident and the horse was safely returned to the corral!Posted by Inver Grove Heights Police Department on Saturday, February 9, 2019
At first, officers didn’t believe her. Then they arrived and were easily able to spot the pale white horse through the basement windows.
Not only don’t we know how the horse got inside, we also don’t know where it came from. Inver Grove Heights is a well-off neighborhood, but not so well off they have homes with horses running around the backyard.
However, we do know the owner came by to pick up the horse due to a report from the Associated Press.
We also know that despite the mayhem that this horse’s burglary created, “no horses or officers were hurt in this incident and the horse was safely returned to the corral,” according to a statement posted to the Inver Groves Height Police Department Facebook page.