12:21 pm December 14, 2011, by Christopher Seward
You don’t see this too often at Starbucks.
Customers sipping on lattes, Frappuccinos and other java favorites in Steamboat Springs, Colo., recently looked up to find three horses (with riders) at the counter.
The riders’ 10-hour rein of terror included stops at several bars and a Safeway grocery store to the astonishment of store employees and customers (see video).
When the three horsemen approached the Starbucks counter, “I looked at the riders and I told them ‘You have got to go. This violates every policy we have,’ ” an employee told The Steamboat Pilot newspaper.
Local authorities were not amused and used a stun gun on one of the riders when he refused to dismount, according to the Pilot.
Maybe it’s not that big a deal to ride horses in Colorado establishments. Only one of the riders was charged. Michael Joseph Miller is accused of suspicion of harassment, disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest.
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