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Runaway Zebra Leads Police on Lengthy Chase: 'There's No Way There's a Zebra in My Backyard'

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A runaway zebra caused quite a stir in Florida after the animal escaped from private property on Friday.

Police said the zebra collided with a vehicle and shattered the 21-year-old driver’s window before leading police in Tampa on a chase at about 2 p.m.

Read: Zebras Escape Ranch, Make a Run for It Through City Streets

Part of the chase was captured on helicopter surveillance footage where the zebra, Jolley, can be seen running through a sandy area.

Jolley later ran into a local man’s backyard while evading capture.

"I kept telling myself 'there's no way there's a zebra in my backyard,'" Mark Ross told WFTS. "I was taking video all the way across to the point where I could get something to prove I wasn't crazy."

Read: Endangered Zebra Unexpectedly Gives Birth as Visitors Tour Zoo

Police managed to capture Jolley after two hours and return the animal to its owner, Jennifer Caudill, 35

The animal was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. 

The zebra was legally owned, according to reports.

Watch: Runaway Zebra Spotted Wandering Around Residential Neighborhood

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