Men in suits lasso runaway zebra, pony

New York City can be like a zoo sometimes, but a zebra and a miniature horse running wild through the streets is not something you ordinarily see.

The Staten Island Advance reported a zebra and a miniature horse were spotted trotting through a shopping centre parking lot on Staten Island.

Metropolitan Drape & Blind owner Zachary Osher spotted the the runaway equines and captured them on video.

He says the animals ran down a street and narrowly escaped being hit by a car. He says two men in dark suits ran after them with lassoes.

"About 30 seconds later, I saw two men in dark black suits carrying lassoes running across the street."

Osher is at a loss to explain such events. "I have no idea how [they] got there. ... I figured [the men with lassoes] knew what to do."

A police spokesman says the animals were corralled and returned to a petting zoo.