My Lidl pony

Shop­pers shocked to see an­i­mal be­ing led down the aisles

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Repton Manor Barn - By Vicky Castle

Shop­pers couldn’t be­lieve their eyes when they spot­ted a Shet­land pony be­ing led down the aisles of Lidl.

Brows­ing the New Street store on Mon­day, the owner ap­peared to be blind and the pony was wear­ing a flu­o­res­cent jacket of the kind usu­ally seen on guide dogs.

The pair wan­dered along the aisles around 3pm be­fore be­ing asked to leave by se­cu­rity staff.

But one shop­per, who wished to re­main anony­mous, said the in­ci­dent looked to be lit­tle more than a prank as the man lead­ing the an­i­mal loudly an­nounced “oh no, I’ve done it again, this isn’t the vet’s”.

He said: “We couldn’t be­lieve it. He walked right in with this pony, right down to the bak­ery depart­ment and you could just hear ‘clip-clop’.

“Ev­ery­one was just star­ing at him. I still don’t know what it was about, but the se­cu­rity guards led him out the build­ing quite quickly and then I don’t know what hap­pened next.

“When they came over he said in a thick Ir­ish ac­cent ‘Oh is my dog not al­lowed in here then?’.”

“It was quite funny but I don’t think the se­cu­rity peo­ple found it very funny.

“I sup­pose it’s only got to mess on the floor, and what with all the rain we’ve been hav­ing it was re­ally dirty – although it was quite well be­haved.

“It’s cer­tainly very un­usual to see a pony walk­ing down the aisle!”

Lidl de­clined to com­ment on the in­ci­dent to the Ken­tish Ex­press.

Shop­pers spot­ted a pony in Lidl in New Street, Ash­ford

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford, TN24 8JR or email ken­tish­ex­press@ thek­m­

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