Our arch rival loses, we win a game, and a police officer horse race in the tailgating lots. What a day!
A tale of two horse stories. Check out the true story, and the “official” story.
As we get to the car, we see a bunch of State Highway Patrol standing around (some on
Horseback) and cheering. We look up and two horses with riders are racing each other
down the main aisle in Trinity lot. We found out later that one had bet the other he
could beat him in a race without holding on with his hands. Anyway, they are racing down and
all of a sudden one of them gets clotheslined on a cable coming down from a wooden pole
(street lamp maybe?) and the rider comes off hard.
The horse is now wildly running through the lot, nearly running over a small kid before the
other cops on horseback intercept. The cop that got clotheslined is able to walk, but has
hurt his arm pretty bad. I didn’t get too close, but could see blood even from where I was. A White Unmarked SUV picks him up in short order, apparently after being radioed to come get him. The small kid was visibly upset by it all.
Absolutely brilliant. It is the type of behavior you’d expect from drunk college kids in the lots, not
from the public servants that are supposed to be protecting people. I’m sure it will get swept under the rug. Anyone else on the boards happen to see this?
Here is the official story from the police department:
Raleigh — A Garner police officer underwent surgery on his thumb Saturday night after he was injured in a horse-riding accident. Officer John Taylor and several other police officers were scheduled to patrol the N.C. State University football game on horseback Saturday.
The officers took the horses for a run in a parking lot near Trinity Road before the game to keep the animals from being skittish around the large crowd. Taylor’s horse strayed off and ran into a guide wire from a light pole, authorities said. The horse was not injured, but Taylor’s thumb was torn and had to be operated on, officials said