Police Chase Zebra Through Downtown Atlanta
They finally caught him on the 16 lane downtown connector (for the uninitiated, that’s Interstate 75 and 85 overlapped and weaving through the core of the city with Interstate 20 crossing in the middle). It all went down in the middle of Rush hour! The 12-year-old zebra, named Lima, escaped from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus:
The black-and-white striped animal was spotted all over town — in the parking lot near the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, near Centennial Olympic Park, CNN and on the Downtown Connector. He was finally captured on the interstate near the Grady curve. According to witnesses, he was galloping between lanes of traffic on the Downtown Connector before his capture. […]
“All of a sudden, a freaking zebra comes running down the street like a car. Five or six police cars were in hot pursuit. And a bunch of officers on foot. But then I got scared, thinking … what else is loose?” a laughing Nance said.
Read on for more details of the zebra’s route. Forgive me. It’s been a long day; I only had this comic relief blogging in me…