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California pony in unicorn getup captured after 3-hour hunt

Posted at 1:54 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 15:16:40-05

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — The calls coming into a California Highway Patrol office in the San Joaquin Valley were alarming.

Officer Josh McConnell tells KSEE-TV  motorists were reporting a unicorn running around on the roadway Wednesday in rural Madera Ranchos.

More than three hours later the suspect was taken into custody.

A not-so-mythical white pony named Juliette who wears a fake horn for photo sessions was illuminated by a CHP helicopter in an orchard and resident Renee Pardy used another horse to lead it out.

The ersatz unicorn’s owner, 5-year-old Tatum Boos, says Juliette was given a timeout for being a bad pony.