Staten Island: Ponies Roam Staten Island Streets Amid Winter Storm

(Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 05:00 PM)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is thanking what he’s calling the police department’s “cowboy officer” for wrangling two ponies who got loose amid a winter snow storm that’s pounding the Northeast.

Two ponies broke free from their stables and were roaming the streets of Staten Island in the snow Tuesday when an off-duty police officer noticed them.

NYPD chief of patrol Terence Monahan says the officer had straps used in towing cars, and he wrangled the horses, tied them to a lamppost and called for backup. A police radio car arrived and the ponies were transported safely back to the stables.

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Elsewhere in New York, two new homes under construction collapsed near the waterfront in Far Rockaway in New York City. Officials say no injuries were reported.

(AP)

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