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Police respond to ‘horse in basement’ call in Twin Cities suburb

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — One horse got to warm up indoors Friday night, Feb. 8, in Inver Grove Heights — at least until the police got involved.

Inver Grove Heights officers were called to a home about 11 p.m. because a horse was walking around in the basement.

The department posted a video on Twitter of a white horse pacing back and forth inside the basement, looking out the windows.

“Never a dull moment in IGH!” the department said in the tweet, adding that officers were dispatched to a “horse in a basement” call. “Much to their surprise, there actually WAS a horse in the basement. No horses or officers were hurt in this incident!”

The department suggested on Twitter that the horse was let in by kids who live there, but Sgt. Adam Wiederhoeft said Saturday that hadn’t been confirmed.

“We’re still kind of looking into all that,” he said.

The homeowner called police about the horse and the horse’s owner was called out to remove the horse from the basement and into an outdoor corral.

Wiederhoeft did not offer any other explanation or motive as to the horse’s predicament.

“We want to make sure we give it its due process,” he said.