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Ponies Run Loose in New Canaan; Officer Kicked

Police say the ponies' owner was fined $500 after officials and a helpful neighbor secured the animals.

New Canaan police say it took the town's animal control officer, two additional officers and a helpful neighbor 45 minutes to secure a pair of ponies that got loose in town late Wednesday morning.

According to Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt, the animals were seen running on Smith Ridge Road near North Wilton Road at 11:09 a.m.

One police officer was kicked during the incident, and Kleinschmitt herself sustained a hand injury, police said.

The ponies' owner was cited and fined $500, police said.

Four Jacks April 26, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Couldn't they get that fantastic police dog to help?
patcher123 April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM
nah, it's to busy trying to ruin kids' lives and their parents money
Ty Webb April 27, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Patch always with the assist by publishing names of those involved with what amounts to a parking ticket...
Jerry Garcia May 06, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Finally, something for the New Canaan police to do other than bust parties and give marijuana tickets. Can't wait for the NCPD to pull over their first medicinal marijuana user now that the bill passed.
R A Leon May 06, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Best wishes for a fast recovery for the injured officers. Get well soon.

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