CHICAGO - “I am in the middle of the expressway with a donkey,” an Illinois deputy said Wednesday, agitated as she called for backup.
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.
Shrek was nowhere to be found…but we did find Donkey yesterday in the middle of I-90, near Arlington Heights Road. Happily, the donkey, named Dusty, was returned to his owner shortly thereafter. pic.twitter.com/Z3wG64Tuss— CCSO (@CCSOPIO) April 18, 2019
“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.
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Twitter account, Dusty, was safely returned to his owner.