Horse rider arrested for fighting

Dec. 14, 2011 at 1:14 PM

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Police in Colorado said a man who brought his horse into a Safeway food store was later arrested for fighting at a bar where a friend had brought her horse.

The Steamboat Springs Police Department said Michael Joseph Miller, 44, rode through town Sunday with friends Kenneth Recker and Roxanne Lange and at one point the riders were thrown out of the local Safeway around 6 p.m. for bringing their mounts inside, the Steamboat Pilot, Steamboat Springs, reported Wednesday.

Police said Miller later got into a fight at the Old Town Pub, where Lange had brought her horse inside. Investigators said Miller pushed a man and tore off his shirt because the bar refused to return a beer Lange surrendered when she entered.

Miller and his friends were located about 30 minutes after the fight near some railroad tracks. Police said Miller refused repeated requests to dismount and he was stunned with a Taser.

Miller is charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. He was released after posting $750 bond.

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