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Police 'baffled' after horses stolen in Fulton Co.

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Police in Fulton County are searching for suspects after three horses were stolen Friday night at the Fulton County Fairgrounds near Wauseon.

Sheriff's deputies say they don't know who is responsible or why someone would steal the animals.

"We are really baffled at this time," says Chief Deputy Roy Miller. "There were three of them, obviously, a trotter and a pacer. We feel they loaded them onto some sort of trailer and hauled them out of there."

The owners of the horses sent 13abc a picture of ‘New Moon,' one of the missing horses. They say two others, ‘Oat Matt Donald' and ‘Shorty B,' were also swiped from the barn.

Authorities say all three were racing horses and used the track at the fairgrounds to practice.

No one seems to know what would motivate someone to steal the animals.

"It's winter. Hay is 9 to 10 bucks a bale, and people are trying to get rid of horses at this point in time," says Chief Deputy Miller.

According to Miller, whoever is responsible just opened the stall doors and led the horses away.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers in Fulton County at 1-800-255-1122.

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