Sheriff: Intoxicated Woman Rode Stolen Horse To Failed Shoplifting Attempt

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(Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Dekalb County, Ala. (CBS ATLANTA) – An Alabama woman drunkenly rode a horse to a convenience store, where authorities say she attempted to shoplift items and then ride off on the beer-saddled animal.

Christine Saunders, 45, was charged with public intoxication and possession of a prohibited beverage after Dekalb County Sheriff’s deputies said she failed to shoplift items from the Hammonds Crossroads store on Saturday, WAAY-TV reports.

When deputies arrived, Saunders was being held with the items she allegedly attempted to steal, along with a horse tied-up outside – with three cans of Keystone Light beer tied to the animal’s saddle in a Walmart bag

Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said Saunders will likely face additional charges for the incident.

But convenience store items were not the only things that Saunders allegedly took Saturday evening – the horse was also not hers. Harris said that the horse was returned to its rightful owner and had declined to press charges against Saunders.

Saunders, of Fyffe, received the two charges for not only being drunk, but also saddling the horse up with the three cans of Keystone Light.

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