Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway
28/03/2017 12:00PM

        That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.
        
        Commuters east of San Francisco on Monday were stunned to see a white horse and a brown mule running across Interstate 680.
        
        Steve Burdo with Contra Costa County Animal Services says the animals broke through a fence about a mile away.
        
        The pair adhered to the vehicle code and used an on-ramp to get on the highway.
        
        Authorities shut down lanes shortly before 7:30 a.m. as motorists shot cellphone video and officers rounded up the four-legged fugitives.
        
        Burdo says the horse, a gelding named Striker, appears to have led the breakout. He says Hank the mule is more of a follower.