VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL (CNN/Gray News) – A trio of horses unwittingly joined forces with Florida authorities this week.
Infrared police video from Wednesday night in Volusia County shows a suspect running into a pasture to attempt an escape from law enforcement.
Suddenly, three horses start chasing the suspect, who proceeds to jump a fence to get away.
The man was eventually caught by Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies.
He’s facing several charges, including fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license and violating probation on a prior charge of aggressive battery on a law enforcement officer.
WKMG reported that the suspect is 29-year-old Dominic Maultsby. Deputies said they began chasing Maultsby after seeing that his car had a tag light out, which rendered the license plate illegible.
Deputies said Maultsby fled when a patrol vehicle following his car activated its lights and siren.
The suspect ended up on foot after authorities used “stop sticks” – spike strips used to deflate tires – on his vehicle, according to WKMG. He eventually ran through the pasture where the horses chased him.