Video of a Detroit horse cop pulling someone over has gone viral


Technology, tradition, and justice collided in late April, providing an answer to the age-old question: Can horse cops pull people over?

The answer is, oh hell yes they can.

Officer Brandon Murphy of the Wayne State University Police Department and Detroit Police's mounted unit was cruising the WSU campus upon his faithful steed Remy when he apparently noticed a whole mess of traffic violations going down.

"I noticed the driver was texting with her right hand, steering with her left hand, and no seat belt," Murphy tells WXYZ news.

In a video captured by WSU nursing student Sam Farrah (@Sammi_Farrah12), Murphy and Remy gallop into action, cutting across three lanes of traffic to pull over the distracted driver who, undoubtedly had a WTF moment as she looked in her rearview mirror.

"Number one, they are confused because it's a horse but it's usually a shock," Murphy says. "Oh aww. I can't believe I'm getting pulled over by a cop on a horse."

Of course, the Twittersphere had some thoughts.

"No one is stopping for that," a girl scoffs in the video, which has since gone viral with over 50,000 views and hundreds of shares, including one by The Weather Channel for some damn reason. But the driver did stop and was ticketed. Murphy says the texting perp was laughing when he approached the window.

Watch the video below and remember — horse cops are really high up. They can see all the nefarious shit you're doing.

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