You didn’t even need a ticket for this show. Zebras were running amok on the streets of Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. Well, a pair of circus zebras briefly made a bid for freedom before surrendering to police, but not before winning fans throughout Philly – and cyberspace.
— TheTomTurkey (@TheTomTurkey) November 15, 2015
The zebras somehow escaped from UniverSoul Circus, outside the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in west Philadelphia, prompting a flurry of photos and videos uploaded to social media. A spokesperson with UniverSoul told the Philadelphia Inquirer the zebras “briefly went on the loose” around 2 p.m. Philadelphia police reported, with an amusing touch, that the critters were captured by about 3 p.m.
“Zebras in custody,” police posted on Twitter. “They are already sporting old-timey prisoner getup ahead of trial and sentencing. Have faith, fellas.”
This is how it unfolded online.
— Bob Patrick (@K92BobPatrick) November 15, 2015
Zebras in custody. They are already sporting old-timey prisoner getup ahead of trial and sentencing. Have faith, fellas. — Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) November 15, 2015