On Wednesday, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a horse running along a highway. As the deputy requested backup, he chased the horse in his truck. The following video was recorded:
While the site is pretty hilarious, not all social media users were thrilled with the sight.
Duh…. you can't be riding in a vehicle trying to stop the horse. Come on now. Your only going to make it keep running because the poor thing is probably terrified.
— Ms. Frank (@MsFrank3) January 27, 2018
And the clicking sound is what is used to make horses run.
Lights aren't helping dude. Hope your siren isn't on lol
— Nicole Clear (@NicoleClear1) January 27, 2018
Wouldn’t that be quite the sight to see?
If it’s not a gator, horse, bear, or python. You ain’t in Florida.
— ??JesseJamesB?? (@JeJaBe777) January 27, 2018
Well we know that didn't end the way he thought it would. Mr policeman I guessing you never rode a horse or owned one
— Health/Life (@NaturalPrius) January 27, 2018
Cut the guy some slack. He was trying to help the horse. Not his fault he doesn’t know anything about horses.
Maybe if he spoke the horses language it would have helped.
— Proud Democrat (@MADemocracy) January 27, 2018
Is this what you’d prefer?
He needs an apple.
— LCTX (@LSCTX79) January 27, 2018
Guess deputies need to carry bags of fruit in their cars in case they spot loose animals.
While some people decided to give horse advice to the deputy, others took the opportunity to insert their political opinion.
That’s how they deal with the illegal invasion. Grow a pair and get out of your car and put a stop to it.
— Duck (@mustyderiable) January 27, 2018
That escilated quickly.
Drive alongside and begging a fucking horse to stop but can’t spend 2 seconds to ask a child a few questions before shooting them. Cute video
— Maxine Shawls ? (@ginandtectonica) January 27, 2018
Thank God it was not a black horse …
— Rufus Corleone (@Rufus_Corleone) January 27, 2018
Here we go with the racism comments.
Care more for horses ? than black people. What a shame?
— James Mitchell (@jcmitch19) January 27, 2018
And if the officer let the horse run around without trying to stop it in order to protect it people would be up in arms about how heartless he is.
Seriously, cut the guy some slack.
I'm suprised BLM peeps haven't pointed out if it was a black horse that it would have already been shot… OH WAIT!!! READ THE COMMENTS!
— WHITE MALE (@GeneticDefectWM) January 27, 2018
How does race even play into this whole discussion? Some, please, enlighten me.