Well, there was: It seems the zebra has since been apprehended.

But earlier today a Staten Island business owner spotted a zebra chasing a pony down Victory Boulevard, and quickly grabbed his camera to ensure people didn't think he was drinking on the job when he told them the story later.

"I was sitting at my desk at about 9:20 when I saw a zebra and pony run back and forth across the street, almost getting hit by a car," Zachary Osher of Metropolitan Drape & Blind told the Staten Island Advance.

Then: "About 30 seconds later, I saw two men in dark black suits carrying lassoes running across the street."

It remains unclear where the animals came from or whom they belong to. BuzzFeed notes that the Staten Island Zoo is about five miles away, while several Advance readers claim they were being kept as pets at a nearby residence.

[H/T: The Atlantic Wire, photo via Justin Breit, video via SIlive]