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Altoona officer holds onto loose zebra until owner shows up

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ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) -- Altoona police say an officer kept a wandering zebra under control until its owner showed up.

Department spokesman Jason Ferguson says officers were sent Saturday morning to check reports of a zebra roaming near Sam Wise Sports Complex. They found it, and Sgt. Royal Nahno-Kerchee held its mane until owner Pat Shannon arrived.

The zebra had wandered away from home less than a mile away after a gate was left open.

Fergus described the situation as an oddity and said, "No one would have thought twice if it was a horse walking around."

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