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Police wrangle ponies on the loose in Staten Island snowstorm

STATEN ISLAND — A pair of ponies roamed the streets of Staten Island during Tuesday’s snow storm.

Police helped wrangle the ponies and they were safely returned to their owners about an hour after they were first spotted.

They were first reported running around near the south shore of Staten Island near near Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Avenue.

An off-duty NYPD officer spotted the ponies on the street Tuesday morning and sprung into action. He grabbed some straps from his car, wrangled the ponies and tied them to a lamp post. Police say the ponies are now safe and in great shape.

“We want to thank our cowboy officer,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

It was not immediately clear where the ponies came from or how they got loose.

Staten Island had about 4 inches of the snow around the time the ponies ran through the streets.