Police Officer Brandon Murphy makes a Midtown traffic stop so unusual that a video of the brief pursuit is viewed more than 53,000 times. It shows a law enforcement action on the wild west side.
Check out how a female driver was pulled over and ticketed alongside the campus recently:
You know you’ve been Wayne Stated when you’ve been pulled over by a cop on horse pic.twitter.com/ZZNHQOsjmm— sam (@Sammi_Farrah12) April 28, 2018
Murphy, who patrols atop a horse named Remy, is a member of both the Wayne State University Police Department and the Detroit force's mounted unit. "I noticed the driver was texting, steering with her left and and no seat belt," he tells Andrea Isom of WXYZ.
As the distracted motorist was nabbed April 27, 20-year-old WSU nursing student Samantha Farrah of Warren taped the bizarre scene on a phone or dashcam -- showing Remy and his rider gallop across three lanes.
Her tweet and half-minute video earn more than 2,400 likes and amused reactions:
Hilarious!— Teresa (@kokopelli811) May 1, 2018
Lol you could easily merge onto the lodge and be GONE.— Dylan (@TheRealDylanDon) May 1, 2018
But Nah... you already know WSU police roll deep. All my mans had to do was whistle.
My ass would just speed up to 30 and yuh. Sorry officer I didn’t see you. Maybe your horse needs lights and a siren.— kxxxchoke soundcloud (@xxxchoke) May 1, 2018
This really gotta be the most Wayne state shit ever https://t.co/dJNukIPfF7— Hussein Awada (@Hussein35_) May 1, 2018
That's great!— CJRohn (@rohncj) May 1, 2018