Horse escapes Morton Grove stable, gallops to Old Orchard mall

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image stng"><span>STNG</span></div><span class="caption-text">A stable employee walks a horse outside the Nordstrom store at Old Orchard in Skokie after the mare briefly escaped from its stable in Morton Grove. (Network Video Productions)</span></div>
A horse got away from a Morton Grove stable Saturday and galloped up Golf Road to the Old Orchard mall in Skokie, more than a mile away, before police officers boxed it in at Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard.

"She decided to take a stroll," said Frank Keener, a Skokie police sergeant. "I think she was looking to do a little shopping along Skokie Boulevard."

"She was having a moment," said stable employee Paula McKinnon, who walked the mare back to the Glen Grove Equestrian Center with a police escort. "She got nervous and took off."

It happened just before 6 p.m. The horse crossed several streets during its half-hour or so of freedom but wasn't hurt, Keener said.

He said it was only the third runaway horse he could recall in 20 years as a cop.

It wasn't the Skokie Police Department's first wildlife encounter. Saturday's chase came almost a year to the day after officers helped corral a boa constrictor found on a parkway.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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