Police chase down horses in Torrance

TORRANCE, Calif. The horses got away at about 3:15 a.m. from Circus Vargas, which has set up at the Del Amo Fashion Center.

The horses were loose for about a half hour.

Police in patrol cars used lights and sirens to corral the animals near Torrance Boulevard and Madrona Avenue.

The wayward horses were taken to a nearby pumpkin patch, where there is a stable area for pony rides.

The horses were kept there until their circus handlers arrived.

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