'Somebody lost their donkey': Animal gets loose on Chicago interstate

A donkey escaped from its trailer and started wandering on an interstate in Chicago.

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A donkey escaped from its trailer and started wandering on an interstate in Chicago.

"I am in the middle of the expressway with a donkey," an Illinois deputy said Wednesday, agitated as she called for backup.

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The Cook County Sheriff's deputy was not referring to a driver on I-90. She was seeking help after a real donkey escaped from a trailer shortly before noon, WBBM reported.

Body cam footage showed the deputy trying to coax the donkey, named Dusty, to the side of the road, away from vehicles barreling down the interstate, the television station reported.

“Come here, come here, sweetie,” the deputy told the donkey.

She then radioed her dispatcher, telling officials that "You wanna call the state or something, somebody lost their donkey, county," WMAQ reported.

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According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office Twitter account, Dusty, was safely returned to his owner.