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VIDEO: Donkey in the middle of Interstate 90 in Illinois

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 23:38:18-04

COOK COUNTY, IL — Body camera video shows the confusion of a sheriff's deputy in Illinois at finding a donkey in the middle of a busy interstate.

"There's a donkey in the middle of I-90!," the unidentified deputy exclaims over the radio. "Come here, sweetie. You want to call the state or somebody? Somebody lost their donkey."

"There's a donkey in the middle of I-90?" the dispatcher asks.

"That's right," the deputy responds.

The incident happened on Interstate 90 near Arlington Heights Road in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

"Do me a favor: Pull your car over and stand with the donkey so I can figure out what to do with it," the deputy asks a driver who also stopped because of the donkey.

The deputy was able to lead the donkey, named Dusty, out of the traffic lanes and onto the shoulder.

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Animal and owner were reunited a short time later, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

Shrek was nowhere to be found, the sheriff's office said.