A man is in trouble with the law after riding his horse into a Louisiana bar – appropriately named the Cowboy’s Saloon – and later lassoing a patron in the car park.
James Rene Mouton, 26, was described in an arrest affidavit from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office as highly intoxicated at the time.
Mouton has been charged with battery, public intimidation, and disturbing the peace over the incident, which unfolded at the bar in Scott just after midnight on Tuesday.
Mouton is reported to have been drinking in the bar on the evening in question.
He then left and took his horse from his vehicle parked outside, tacked up, and rode it inside through the double doors, where it was reported a “severe disturbance” ensued.
He left the bar and rode around outside before returning to the bar, which he tried to enter again on horseback.
A patron escorted Mouton and the animal outside, where Mouton allegedly lassoed the man and pulled him to the ground.
It is alleged the victim, 47, was pulled a distance through the car park, suffering road rash and scratches to his hand.
Mouton rode his horse home, returning to the bar on foot. He was found by police hiding behind his horse trailer.
He was take to the local jail for processing, and posted a $US2750 bond.