There’s just something about giant quadrupeds and Taco Bells that gets Texans riled up. A man in North Texas gained internet fame this week for brazenly riding a horse into his friendly neighborhood Taco Bell. According to Fox, Commerce resident Lathan Crump had just wrapped up a day at the local rodeo and decided to make his way on horseback to Taco Bell for his usual-post ride meal. Convinced by his friends, Crump decided to trot his horse through the doors of the restaurant. The moment was captured on Instagram and shared with the world.
Crump later shared his surprise on Twitter.
I did not know riding a horse in Taco Bell woulda made me so famous hahah @T_willy21 @ropeohlic why didn't mine get that many rt— ♣️Lathan Crump♠️ (@CrumpLathan) August 7, 2016
“It's just an everyday thing for us to do stuff like that,” the cowboy says. “It's not really a big deal, but I guess everybody else don't ever see nothing like that.” Police tell reporters no one has filed charges and they likely won’t pursue any independently.
Perhaps this is a case of one horseback rider one-upping another. Last year, a Taco Bell customer — also from Texas — was slapped with a $266 fine for riding his horse through the drive-thru. In another fast food-inspired horseback riding incident, a woman in the UK attempted to bring her horse into McDonald’s when staff at drive-thru window refused to serve her.
• Man Rides Horse Into North Texas Taco Bell [Fox]
• Taco Bell Customer Fined $266 for Riding Horse to Restaurant [E]
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