“Dreadhead Cowboy” Rides Horse on Chicago Highway Because #2020
Yesterday I was scrolling Twitter when all of a sudden this video pops up on my timeline -
And if I'm being honest, I've seen enough this year that I wasn't as phased as I should've been. I was just like, "Oh, seems about right for a Monday in 2020."
So what the heck happened yesterday in Chicago? Around 4:30, police showed up to the Dan Ryan after Adam Hollingsworth, 33, better known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy,” was seen riding his horse on the expressway near 35th Street.
And this wasn't just a quick ride. He was riding the horse down the highway for about 30 minutes. Police continued to ask him to exit but he refused. According to WGN -
They exited at 95th Street and Hollingsworth was placed into custody. He was charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer and criminal trespass.
Earlier this summer, Mayor Lightfoot dubbed Hollingsworth “The Census Cowboy” in an effort to bring awareness around filing out the census. However yesterday's ride was to raise awareness for saving our country's children.
Chicago Animal Control was called to the scene and took the animal to their facility.
What will tomorrow bring? Who the heck knows at this point.