SCOTT — A drunk man twice rode his horse into a saloon called Cowboy’s late Tuesday night, lassoed a man outside the bar in the parking lot, then rode the horse around the lot pulling the helplessly bound man, police said. Scott police said Jeremy Rene Mouton, 26, was booked on counts of disturbing the peace, remaining after being forbidden, second-degree battery and public intimidation and retaliation. On Wednesday morning he remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, where bond had not been set. Mouton’s initial court date is set for Friday at 8 a.m., according to parish jail records.
Scott Police Chief Chad Leger in a news release said police received the call about the disturbance at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday. Leger’s office said Wednesday morning he was temporarily unavailable for comment. The news release said Mouton “became highly intoxicated” at Cowboy’s Saloon at 211 N. Ambassador Caffery Parkway, went outside to his trailer and unloaded his horse. “He proceeded to ride the horse into the bar causing a major disturbance,” Leger said in the release. “He exited the bar and rode within the 200 block of North Ambassador Caffery Parkway before returning to enter the bar once more.”
Once inside, a “concerned patron” escorted Mouton and his steed outside. “Once outside, Mouton ‘roped’ a 47-year-old man using a lasso,” Leger said. “He continued to drag the man throughout the parking lot from the horse.” Mouton returned the horse to his parents’ home on nearby Renaud Drive, then walked back to the bar, Leger said. “Mouton was located by officers shortly after as he attempted to hide behind newly manufactured trailers” parked in front of the bar, Leger said. Once he was caught, Mouton threatened police, Leger said.
Well Jeremy Mouton just took things to a whole new level. Have a problem at the bar? Want to step outside for a little discussion? Nah, I’m all set, I’d rather just go grab my horse, lasso your face and drag you around the parking lot. And for the guy that got roped, really no one to blame but yourself. Getting cheap shotted is one thing. But if you can’t see the drunk on the horse twirling his rope coming straight at you, well then you sort of deserve what you get. Some days you win, some days you lose, and some days you get treated like cattle and roped around a bar parking lot.
Totally aside, “Public Intimidation” is probably the coolest crime anyone can be charged with.
Taffer needs to shut this place down ASAP
h/t timmy and matt