The owner of a trio of horses that helped deputies capture a suspect in Volusia County is talking about what happened and why the horses reacted the way they did.
Infrared video from the Volusia County sheriff's helicopter showed the horses chasing the suspect out of their pasture Wednesday morning.
Authorities said the suspect was driving with a suspended license and violating probation when he fled from deputies.
He started walking through a pasture to get away from authorities but picked the wrong one to try and pass through.
A video shows the three horses chase the suspect down and force him to jump a fence.
Wrong pasture...— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) January 16, 2019
After this team of horses escorted their visitor over a fence, deputies saddled him w/ 2 counts of fleeing & attempting to elude, resisting w/out violence, driving while license suspended & violation of probation on a prior charge of agg. battery on LEO. pic.twitter.com/QYrv5jpfVB
The horses’ owner Brenda Heartz said she thinks the horses knew something was wrong.
She said they're friendly horses and would not have chased after just anyone.
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