WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.
Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680.READ MORE: Pilot, Pregnant Wife And Young Nephews Survive Plane Crash In Wilton
Steve Burdo with Contra Costa County Animal Services says the animals broke through a fence about a mile away.READ MORE: Statewide School Walkout In The Works Over Gov. Newsom's Vaccine Mandate
The pair adhered to the vehicle code and used an on-ramp to enter the highway.
Authorities shut down lanes shortly before 7:30 a.m. as motorists shot cellphone video and officers rounded up the four-legged fugitives.MORE NEWS: Inmates Credited With Saving Folsom Prison Guard Who Suffered Heart Attack
Burdo says the horse, a gelding named Striker, appears to have led the breakout. He says Hank the mule is more of a follower