WDFW horse

You don’t see a lot of suspects arrested while on horseback these days, but that’s what happened recently in Southwest Washington.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to a report that a man riding a horse had drawn a pistol and pointed it at a motorist along the Kalama River.

The WDFW officer detained the suspect and the man was taken into custody by Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies.

But what to do with the horse?

“If you didn’t know, tow companies won’t tow horses,” WDFW said on social media. “Fortunately, Officer Corey is a former cowboy with a lot of experience. With permission, he rode the horse back to the suspect’s house. A Deputy then gave Officer Corey a ride back to his patrol vehicle to make the transfer complete!”