Shoplifter vs. New Mexico Mounted Police

Shoplifter vs. New Mexico Mounted Police

New Mexico’s mounted police officers made it look easy to catch a shoplifter. Watch them, and a few other mounted police officers, in action here.

A New Mexico man accused of stealing $230 worth of merchandise from a Walgreens supermarket tried to outrun mounted police in Albuquerque. To his dismay, the officers chasing him had much more powerful vehicles.

Body camera footage from one of the officers captured the entire, relatively short chase.

“It wasn’t me,” the guy yells as he leads the cops down the street, stopping traffic. Two other cops, also on horseback, monitor the situation while the third cop handcuffs the nuisance thief. Yes, “nuisance thief”… I felt like this story needed some cool cowboy lingo.

These two mounted police officers from Somerset put their horses into high-speed pursuit mode when they spotted a man driving while using his mobile phone. I don’t know how powerful this vehicle is, but it wasn’t enough this time.

So the lesson here is: don’t try to outrun mounted horses 5 – Oh. Also, don’t be violent with horses, like this idiot did.

Hitting a police officer is a crime and this “no touching” rule applies to police animals as well. It’s not only illegal, it’s stupid… it’s not the animals’ fault that some humans are stupid.

It’s a little hard to see, but this jerk backhands the horse on the side of its butt, just out of view of the cops’ body cam.

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