July 29, 2009

Police: Woman rode drunk on stolen horse

Authorities in South Carolina said a woman was ticketed for disorderly conduct for allegedly riding drunkenly down the middle of a town on a stolen horse.

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office said a pedestrian flagged down an officer Saturday to report a woman riding a horse down Main Street in Six Mile and the woman was barely able to stay on, the Greenville (S.C.) News reported Wednesday.

The officer found the horse tied to a park bench at a gas station and discovered the woman inside the store using a phone. The criminal report filed in the incident said the woman spoke with slurred speech and smelled of alcohol when she told the officer she had been riding the animal to her boyfriend's house.

The woman initially told the officer she wasn't drunk, the horse was, the report said, but eventually confessed she had consumed a six-pack of beer before mounting the horse.

The owner of the horse, who said the animal was taken without consent, declined to press charges once the horse was returned.