Late last month, police in Wooster, Ohio, were alerted that a horse was galloping down a road against the traffic, pulling an empty Amish buggy. The horse was sprinting about 25 miles per hour, and nobody could stop it.


Several police cars set up a roadblock ahead of the horse, with lights flashing. Officers stood by their cars yelling "Whoa!" but the horse was not convinced and ran onto the grassy shoulder to dash around the cars. Sgt. Otis Smith saw the empty buggy coming straight at him, so he ran alongside and jumped in, pulling the reins to stop the horse. Smith says he only had seconds to react, and is glad nobody was hurt. The horse and buggy were returned to the Amish family that owns them.