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  1. #1
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    Default So, a horse walks into a bicycle shop. No, really.

    BASSETT - A horse walked into a bicycle shop Sunday, but what happened next was no joke.

    About 45 bicycles were damaged when the animal broke free from a nearby equestrian community about 10:30 a.m. and ran amok inside Reyes Bicycle Shop, 13054 Valley Blvd., according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials and the shop owner's son.

    The horse suffered cuts and ultimately became trapped in bicycles, said the shopkeeper's 14-year-old son, Jose Ruben Reyes.

    "There's a gang of damage on the bikes, but nobody got really hurt," Reyes said.

    After the female horse made it's way into the store, "It started hitting all the bikes and started getting stuck," he said. "I was scared. I was panicking."

    Two of three customers inside the store fled out the back door upon seeing the horse, while a third sought refuge in the bathroom, Reyes said.

    The horse soon became entangled in bicycles.

    "It got so scared," Reyes said. The animal thrashed it's way free of the bikes and exited the store on it's own.

    The incident lasted about a minute, Reyes added."
    Rest of the article here.

    FWIW, she is reportedly only superficially injured, and the owner is talking to the bike shop about paying for the damage.
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    Talk about a bull in a china closet.

    Glad no one was hurt and the horse only had superficial cuts.



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    *sigh* mares
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    I saw a decent amount of blood and hair on the bikes shown by the news- I can't imagine what the horse's legs look like.
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  5. #5
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    how did the horse get INTO the shop?? did it push the door open? did someone hold the door for it? was the door hanging wide open?



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