Horsing Around Leads to Dinged-Up SUV

A hit-and-run incident in Highland Park last week turned into more of a hit-and-gallop. Or maybe a hit-and-canter.

It happened sometime between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday night in the 4300 block of Livingston Avenue, when the owner of a parked black 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe noticed some damage to the doors on the passenger side.

The SUV owner suspected the damage was caused by a horse-drawn carriage carrying passengers looking at Christmas lights, and indeed, the height of the marks on the Tahoe suggested that was the case.

Yet the carriage fled the scene without leaving any information. That’s more than simple holiday horseplay.

5 thoughts on “Horsing Around Leads to Dinged-Up SUV

  • December 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm
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    Those horse and carriage rides are a 100% nuisance to the community. They block traffic, are safety hazzards and are just a total invasion of privacy . . Pain in the horse’s you-know-what.

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  • December 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    The horse-drawn carriage traffic is a huge pain. Is there a licensing process required to operate a carriage on the streets of the Park Cities or do you just have to sign an affidavit that you’re going to be as big a nuisance as possible?

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  • December 12, 2015 at 8:37 am
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    I believe the negligence award winners for the horse carriage rides go to……… Bill Lindley (the HP town manager), the Mayor of HP- Joel Williams, III, and of course………Chief Rick Pyle of HP.

    Mayor’s probably too busy filling up his swimming pool (i.e., his water conservation program [emphasis added, with a chuckle]). Do what I say….not like I do. What! Mayor Williams has a swimming pool? Wow! That really is a water saver. Who are we conserving water for Mayor Williams?…..your country club buddies?

    HP residents have no one to no blame but themselves. Vote the rats out. My opinions with many chuckles.

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  • December 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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    Why is Mr. Jorgensen condemning carriages without any objective evidence? In the printed article, HPDPS Lt Koppa is quoted as saying an “unknown vehicle” caused the damage although Mr. Jorgensen then continues with his implied condemnation of the carriages. This accusation doesn’t appear to be either fair or balanced.

    Furthermore, if people don’t want unwanted traffic be it carriages or other, don’t create such ornate holiday light displays that invite onlookers.

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    • December 21, 2015 at 9:43 am
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      OK, Columbo, maybe the marks on the truck, observed by the owner (and victim of this accident) to be about the right height as the carriage, is enough circumstantial evidence for the reporter to include in his story.

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