DARLINGTON (WITI) — Officials in Darlington, Wisconsin had to chase after an unmanned horse and buggy on Wednesday, May 14th! Eventually, the horse and buggy were stopped — but not before causing damage to an officer’s patrol vehicle and five others!
It happened around 10:30 a.m. — when the unmanned horse and buggy were observed headed northbound on Galena Street.
The horse and buggy crossed the Main Street bridge — and continued northbound into the downtown business district.
The horse was ultimately captured by the officer in a parking lot adjacent to Main Street.
After colliding with and causing damage to the officer’s patrol car and five other cars, the buggy overturned — spilling its contents of gasoline and paint in the parking lot.
An investigating into this incident revealed the horse was tied up about a mile south of the parking lot where it was stopped — by its owner, 31-year-old Elam Allgyer of Darlington.
It is believed something spooked the horse — and it was able to free itself.
No one was injured, including the horse.