Sturgis, Michigan, might not have the worldwide title recognition that its South Dakotan namesake affords, however the small city just lately made the information with an odd story that will be a greater match for the rowdier and extra fashionable motorcycle paradise. An Amish horse and buggy have been recently stolen from the city’s Walmart.
The buggy’s house owners entered the Sturgis Walmart final weekend, and a short time later, the city’s Division of Public Security obtained a name reporting that the buggy, and the horse pulling it, had been stolen. A witness stated he noticed a lady take the horse and buggy, however she didn’t make it far. Police discovered the rig a number of blocks down the street and situated the suspect in a neighborhood motel. They’d already had contact together with her earlier that day; she’s been charged with larceny and larceny of livestock.
The unhurt horse and buggy have been returned to their house owners, however the comedy of this scene can’t be understated. Even in a city like Sturgis, which is situated close to the Indiana border and a thriving Amish group, it’s not like stealing a horse and buggy can be an not easily seen crime. And for those who thought a handbook transmission was a deterrent to car theft, it isn’t shocking that an inexperienced buggy driver did not get very far.
The variety of automobile thefts has been at alarming levels for a number of years now, particularly for a number of particular automobile manufacturers. That stated, an intensive scouring of the web reveals that horse and buggy thefts have been much more frequent within the 1800s, with solely a handful of such incidents discovered on-line immediately. Whereas criminals don’t all the time act rationally, it seems the overwhelming majority notice that feeding and caring for a horse and plotting an escape at suboptimal speeds are usually not the very best methods to get away with against the law.