Runaway elephant caught after stealing hay in WesttownPosted: Updated:
Runaway elephant caught after stealing hay in Westtown.
The long arm of the law got its hands on the long nose of a runaway elephant in Westtown Sunday.
The elephant's longtime handler says Fritha escaped overnight from the Sanctuary for Animals in Westtown and was caught trying to steal a freshly delivered bale of hay not too far from her barn along William Lain Road.
Luckily for Fritha, police say no charges were filed.
You can't make this up folks ... we are headed to #Unionville for a report of an ELEPHANT (yes, you read that correctly) on the loose! ???? *Photo courtesy - NYS Emergency Incidents FB Page.* #HappyMonday @News12HV pic.twitter.com/b5seWkcm6U— Blaise Gomez (@BlaiseGomez12) November 12, 2018
FOUND! "Fritha" the #elephant has been safely recovered after a brief escape from a #Westtown sanctuary - per @nyspolice! Her handler says the elephant was interested in a bale of hay & was busted trying to steal some! Fritha got a pass this time & no charges have been filed. ?? pic.twitter.com/rmiDgZ3Ih8— Blaise Gomez (@BlaiseGomez12) November 12, 2018