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Over the last one hundred and fifty years, police officers have gotten far less comfortable dealing with drunk guys on horses. Luckily, when called upon, some are apparently still capable of doing the job. That’s what a handful of men in uniform who work in the small town of Bunnell, Florida proved yesterday after they reeled in an intoxicated fellow atop a sober horse.
On Monday afternoon, emergency responders spoke with someone who claimed a drunk man was riding his horse to his grandmother’s house. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered the man to be Charles Larkin Cowart. Unfortunately, the twenty-nine-year-old has no interest in coming down from the horse when asked and proceeded to take off down a road and over some railroad tracks.
According to The Associated Press, authorities were concerned they could potentially scare the horse and cause real problems by turning on their sirens; so, they simply followed Cowart around until his horse got too tired to run anymore. When that happened about half an hour later, he allegedly took off on foot and was quickly apprehended and taken to jail. There, he was charged with a host of crimes including disorderly conduct, cruelty to animals and resisting arrest.
As of this morning, Cowart remained in jail on $7,000 bond, which seems about right for someone with enough free time to get drunk on a Monday afternoon.