Police charge horse with criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after two-hour pursuit
Alabama police have arrested a horse for resisting arrest after a two-hour chase. They released a mugshot.
Authorities also released bodycam footage showing officers trying to capture the pony that ran away for over two hours.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police, the pony was seen roaming freely in an Alberta neighborhood around 10 p.m. on March 20, according to a report.
He was ‘extremely unwilling’ to go with the officers, and not interested in the pizza crusts or peppermints they offered, the department said in a statement.
One officer could be seen trying to throw a rope over the pony’s head as it attempted to escape. Police said that it was eventually captured and taken by police to a riding school. However, it is not known who the owner of it is.
‘Three officers engaged in a low-speed foot pursuit, following Ginuwine up and down driveways and through people’s backyards for nearly two hours,’ it said.
The pony, whose name is not known and whose owner has not been identified, has been temporarily named Ginuwine, police said.
He was taken to the Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa, a riding school that will serve as a permanent home in the event his owners are never found.
After it was finally captured, police released a mock ‘mugshot’ of the pony and said it would be ‘charged’ with third-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, listing its bond at $800 bond.
‘Honestly, we get calls about things all the time, I didn’t really believe it. When I drove over there I looked and realized there was actually a pony in the yard running free,’ said one of the responding officers.
‘Never have I been called out to a horse before,’ said another, who was seen in the footage throwing the lasso.