Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-187

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 8, 2017
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    Loose Zebra Involved In Crash

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office aviation responded and was able to locate the Zebra which was corralled by deputies and employees of the owner.
    • Friday
    • May 5, 2017
    • Time: 1:58 PM
    • 12611 Andrews Road
    • Balm

    Zebra – Adult Female

    Zebra /Exotic Animal Owner:
    Jennifer Caudill
    12611 Andrews Road
    Balm

    Vehicle – Ford F150 Pick Up

    Driver:
    Nathaniel Jolley
    Age 21
    Riverview

    Details:

    At approximately 1:58 pm a traffic crash occurred in the area of 672 involving an escaped Zebra. The driver of a Ford F150 pick up truck was traveling westbound on 672 just east of Amber Sweet Lane when an adult female Zebra which was walking along the south side of 672 ran into the driver's side of the truck. The impact broke the side mirror and shattered the mirror with some of the glass hitting the driver which received some small lacerations. The Zebra then fled into a field on 672. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office aviation responded and was able to locate the Zebra which was corralled by deputies and employees of the owner. The driver of the pick up was transported to Brandon Hospital by a private vehicle to be checked. The Zebra was returned to the owner.
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