Police Sgt. Albert Cabrera responded on Sunday to a call to a local store parking lot about suspicious activity. Someone had reported a man carrying around a dead pony in his car.
Sgt. Cabrera located a vehicle with a suspicious odor coming from it.
“I looked in the vehicle and saw what looked to be an animal in the vehicle, wrapped up in blankets with the tail sticking out,” Sgt. Cabrera wrote in his report.
He found out who the car belonged to. It was an employee of the meat and produce department in the store. He went into the store and found the employee.
“I asked (the man) what did he have in his vehicle,” Cabrera wrote, “and he replied a dead Shetland pony.
“I then asked him how long had he had his pony in the vehicle and he stated for a day,” the sergeant said. “Then I asked him what did he plan to do with the pony, and he said he was trying to find a good place to lay it to rest. I then advised him that he needed to dispose of the pony as soon as possible, and he stated that he would do it on his lunch break.”
The man then punched out for lunch and went to dispose of the pony.