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Elephants Escape Circus in Saint Charles, Mo.

(CNN)--SAINT CHARLES, Mo.-- A trio of elephants ran away from the circus Sat. afternoon Mar. 22 in Saint Charles, Mo.
(CNN)--SAINT CHARLES, Mo.-- A trio of elephants ran away from the circus Sat. afternoon Mar. 22 in Saint Charles, Mo.

The animals were spooked by a boisterous crowd and bolted out of a door and into a nearby parking lot.

If you can't believe the headline, here's the video to prove it captured by Allie Tunnicliff, a witness to the escape.

“We saw the other people running and we're like oh my god they're escaping, what's going on.”

“I called my husband, I’m like, Tom, the elephants are escaping. He's like get in the car!”

So, Karyn and Allie got back in the car - and started recording.

They estimate it took around 45 minutes for several trainers to coral the three elephants between two trailers.

She yelled to the one guy, I need pretzels, anything, any kind of food.

“You could tell they were so upset, like oh my gosh our animals are running down.”

“They were so upset and scared. They didn't want anyone to get hurt and they were afraid for the animals too.”

No one was hurt but the animals did damage to several vehicles.

Witnesses who were inside the arena for the Shriner Circus said when the crowd was yelling the animals got spooked and began busting out the doors.

“They were so afraid and the people were trying to calm them and they were trying to keep everybody back.”

After the animals were safely put back into their trailer the crowd was free to leave.

Allie and Karyn decided to stay as planned.

“So it didn't scare you away?”

“Nope.”

In true circus fashion the second show of the night, did go on.

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