Four horses broke loose from their corral early Thursday near a busy west Omaha intersection before their owner and police safely steered them home.

Police said the horses escaped from a property near 180th and F Streets. According to Douglas County 911 dispatchers, the horses first were spotted around 6 a.m. on Center Ridge Drive northwest of 180th Street and West Center Road. A motorist who was attempting to herd the horses called in their location.

A half-hour or so later, dispatchers reported that the horses were in the Lowe’s and Walmart parking lots southwest of 180th and West Center, which meant the animals twice had crossed heavily traveled West Center Road.

Officers and the owner corralled the horses in the Walmart lot, police said, and officers then helped walk the horses back to their property. 

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