LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Motorists traveling on Interstate 80 during rush hour Tuesday were met with quite a surprise when they saw a horse running down the roadway.
Indiana State Police received a report of a runaway horse that was running eastbound on I-80 shortly after 4:30 p.m.
Troopers found the horse lying down on the inner shoulder. One trooper approached the horse and laid down beside him to keep him calm.
Traffic was stopped so that troopers could walk the horse across the interstate to safety. Police were able to find the horse's owner, who says "Geraldo" jumped over the fence and fled up the interstate, according to a release.
Geraldo suffered minor injuries. Troopers say the alertness and kindness of drivers prevented the situation from becoming worse.
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