A 12-pack of Michelob Ultra, a horse-and-buggy and two Amish men—sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right?
Well, for the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio, this bad joke was reality.
Watch the news coverage here.
When Deputy Eric Hermsdorfer pulled over a couple of Amish men to interrogate them about drinking and driving, they reportedly got out of the buggy and disappeared into the woods on the side of the road.
Upon searching the buggy, the Deputy found “multiple open containers of alcohol and a radio sound system.”
"Yes Olde Recipe", perfect for what ails ya.— Arliss McCutcheon (@arlissmccutcheo) September 17, 2019
Leave them alone.— 🕊️❤️🌎 (@TheOneHeLuvs) September 17, 2019
You should never drink and horse!!!— Marc clearly (@ClearlyMarc) September 17, 2019
😂😂— Nelly (@Nellaysodope) September 17, 2019
In other words, the Police were on the lookout for Two Mennonite!— Meatblanket (@MeatBlankett) September 17, 2019
The buggy was towed, the horse corralled and the alcohol seized.
Chief Deputy Joe Dragovich told CNN affiliate WJW that driving a horse and buggy under the influence is still a felony offense.
When asked why they would run, he said “maybe there’s just that fear of the consequences—and that would be a reality check for them, that there are consequences.”
I'm sure they were listening to Lil Nas X...— Trevor Lion💯 (@trevor_vusi) September 18, 2019
🤷😁— Swaggerjack Productions (@SwaggerjackProd) September 18, 2019
Perfect. Love it.— . (@ByzantineGener3) September 17, 2019
🤣🤣— Johannes Malgas (@jmalgas) September 17, 2019
One of the men in the carriage, a 17-year-old who was in the back, volunteered a statement to the Sheriff’s Department, saying that he was headed to a party and was afraid of being arrested for underage drinking.
“I started running because I’m underage and I was drinking,” he wrote.
“I know it was a stupid mistake because you don’t know what a horse has on his mind—what he is going to do.”
At least the horse was sober. We hope.
Not all that surprised by the drinking, but the stereo system in the buggy was an interesting twist 😂https://t.co/AJEQa1k6Gd— Rhonda Hahn (@rhonhahn) September 19, 2019
Living in an Amish Paradise. https://t.co/SkzBXJnG7p— Shannon L. (@ShannonLandFoto) September 19, 2019
The Amish, they sure are troublemakers 🤣🤣— VeronicaCorningstone (@andreaUSA7373) September 19, 2019
Amateurs. I have a keg on tap in my buggy.— Have Shun, Will Travel (@Captain_Tripps7) September 19, 2019
Theyre the police now— Austin (DTWD) 🌹 (@songforacarter) September 19, 2019
No further information has come out about the fate of the horse and buggy—it’s probably been a few years since the police impound lot included a stable, or if any charges have been brought against the perpetrator who has come forward.
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