Police cease Nebraska man for bucking the regulation with a bull using shotgun in his automobile
A 911 name a few shifting automobile with a farm animal inside it in one in every of northeast Nebraska’s greatest cities was no bull.
Norfolk Police Capt. Chad Reiman stated it didn’t take lengthy for officers to trace down the modified Ford Crown Victoria sedan with a bull using shotgun on the principle freeway getting into town of roughly 24,000 Wednesday morning.
“We didn’t have a full understanding of it till we noticed it,” Reiman stated.
The automobile that Lee Meyer has pushed in parades throughout the world for years has half the windshield and roof eliminated to make room for his bull, named Howdy Doody, to journey alongside. A yellow steel cattle gate serves because the passenger aspect door — permitting for the Watusi bull to be tied up — and a set of longhorns serves as a hood decoration.
“It wouldn’t go far with out being observed for certain,” Reiman stated.
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A video of the site visitors cease shot by Information Channel Nebraska unfold shortly on-line.
An indication on the aspect of Meyer’s automobile from a parade in Burwell late final month declared that Howdy Doody’s eye-catching journey was judged the Finest Automobile Entry in Nebraska’s Large Rodeo Parade.
Reiman stated Meyer advised him that when he went to that parade, he drove Howdy Doody in a correct trailer, so it wasn’t clear why he determined to load the bull into his automobile Wednesday and drive the 36 miles from his residence in Neligh to Norfolk.
Reiman stated Meyer wasn’t headed to a parade Wednesday. Meyer couldn’t be reached for an evidence Thursday morning.
However his spouse, Rhonda, advised the Norfolk radio station that shot video of the site visitors cease that Howdy Doody has been Meyer’s “pal and buddy” ever since he acquired him eight or 9 years in the past.
Movies of Lee Meyer driving Howdy Doody round can readily be discovered on-line from 2017 and 2019.
Rhonda Meyer advised US92 that “Lee thinks he’s a film star” after the video of his site visitors cease went viral, however that he’s additionally somewhat shy.
Meyer stated Howdy Doody is sort of a member of the household now, however she wasn’t all the time wild about how a lot her husband spent on the bull over time.
“The amount of cash that he’s spent on this entire darn mission between the automobile and the bull I may’ve had a model new kitchen,” Rhonda Meyer stated.
Reiman stated there have been clearly some site visitors violations associated to Meyer’s automobile, however the officer let him off with a warning so long as he circled and took Howdy Doody residence.
“We’ve by no means handled something fairly like that earlier than.” Reiman stated.
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