A bronco was being examined on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway Monday, with out camouflage, in full view of commuters.
OK, okay, it wasn’t a Ford Bronco. Neigh. It in all probability wasn’t even a bronco, in any respect – in all probability a unique breed of horse. However there was a horse on the expressway. That’s not pretend information.
I’m critical. Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was stopped by police at Chicago’s 95th avenue. He had ridden his horse round seven miles, in keeping with the Chicago Tribune, with a motorbike escort led by supporters of his.
Sure, supporters. Hollingsworth isn’t working for workplace, however he was selling a trigger: Children Lives Matter. He’d additionally been enlisted by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier this 12 months to bolster participation within the 2020 Census. She known as him the “Census Cowboy.”
He live-streamed the trip on Fb.
All this got here after Hollingsworth met with Chicago police and Illinois State police earlier this month about staging a protest on the Ryan. The request was denied as a result of it could be harmful, and probably in opposition to the regulation.
So as a substitute, Hollingsworth took his trusty steed to the expressway and was noticed using south on his mustang (sure, I do know, virtually actually not truly a mustang. Work with me right here.) from 47th avenue. Cops hopped on round 71st avenue and hoofed it in pursuit.
If you recognize the Ryan and are questioning, Hollingsworth was within the native lanes, not the categorical. You recognize, the mane lanes.
We are able to’t decide what sort of automobile Hollingsworth drives. Possibly there’s a Dodge Colt in his driveway?
Hollingsworth didn’t exit when cops requested/requested he achieve this, so he was arrested. A supporter, 55-year-old Darron Luster, tried to get management of the horse, and was arrested for obstructing and resisting arrest.
As for Hollingsworth, he was charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, and prison trespass to state-supported property. His horse was taken to an animal shelter – the animal was bleeding from its (don’t know if it was male or feminine) left hoof, had an unknown damage to the appropriate hoof, and had sores from the saddle on its proper aspect.
Extra fees are pending, in keeping with what state police instructed the Trib. Hollingsworth could must pony as much as get out of this mess.
As for Lightfoot, she’s not proud of the Census Cowboy.
“What is evident is that this stunt not solely severely endangered the horse, but additionally the rider and all vacationers on the expressway,” she mentioned in an announcement. “There’s a proper method and a unsuitable technique to name consideration to problems with nice significance, and this stunt was decidedly the very unsuitable method.”
She’s proper. Nonetheless, the horse was clocked at greater speeds than the expressway normally sees at rush hour. The horse’s droppings actually deliver new that means to complaints in regards to the freeway’s shitty pavement.
And similar to most commuters on the Dan Ryan, this one was an actual horse’s ass.
Monday commute, man.
Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago
“We’re monitoring the horse going 13 miles per hour.” pic.twitter.com/LJHG1QfXYV
— john j. kim (@jkimpictures) September 21, 2020
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