Quit horsing around! Chaotic footage shows Alabama cops’ TWO HOUR pursuit of runaway PONY named Ginuwine – before charging the animal for ‘resisting arrest’ on $800 bond and taking its own MUGSHOT
- Police is Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were called to reports of a pony on the loose
- The small animal led police on a two-hour ‘low-speed foot pursuit’
- It was eventually captured and fostered by a local riding school
Police in Alabama released body cam footage of officers attempting to capture an escaped pony that eluded their custody for two hours.
In the video, one officer was seen trying to hurl a lasso over the pony’s head as it tried to get away and led them on a ‘low-speed foot pursuit’.
Tuscaloosa Police received a report that the pony was roaming free in the Alberta neighborhood at around 10pm on March 20.
He was ‘extremely unwilling’ to go with the officers, and not interested in the pizza crusts or peppermints they offered, the department said in a statement.
It was eventually captured and taken to a riding school, but it is unclear who owns it, police said.
Police in Alabama tried to capture the pony for nearly two hours. In body cam footage they were seen trying to throw a lasso over the pony’s head
After nearly two hours the pony was brought into the custody of Tuscaloosa Police on March 20 and named Ginuwine
‘Three officers engaged in a low-speed foot pursuit, following Ginuwine up and down driveways and through people’s back yards for nearly two hours,’ it said.
The pony, whose name is not known and whose owner has not been identified, has been temporarily named Ginuwine, police said.
He was taken to the Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa, a riding school which will serve as a permanent home in the event his owners are never found.
After it was finally captured, police released a mock ‘mugshot’ of the pony and said it would be ‘charged’ with third-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, listing its bond at $800 bond.
‘Honestly we get calls about things all the time, I didn’t really believe it. When I drove over there I looked and realized there was actually is a pony in the yard running free,’ said one of the responding officers.
‘Never have I been called out to a horse before,’ said another, who was seen in the footage throwing the lasso.
Police released a ‘mugshot’ of the pony and said it would be ‘charged’ with third-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, resulting in an $800 bond
The pony was fostered by Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa, a riding school which will serve as a permanent home in case his owners are never found
The pony, whose name is not known and whose owner has not been identified, has been temporarily named Ginuwine, police said
As part of the strategy to capture the pony police attempted to use a lasso. Pictured is one of the responding officers posing with the animal
‘Tuscaloosa’s famous Ginuwine Pony is currently being fostered with us,’ the school confirmed.
The school appears to be using the pony’s fame to generate some additional revenue.
‘Ginuwine will be available for visitors during our Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 1 from 2 to 4 PM,’ it announced on Facebook.
‘He’s still a little nervous so we ask that you look but don’t touch. Admission to our Easter event is two dollars for adults. Children are free.’