A man in Nebraska was pulled over for driving down highway 275 with a several hundred pound Watusi bull named Howdy Doody strapped into his passenger seat, a sight that officers had never seen before.
There’s no need to ‘picture this’ because they have footage of the man driving down the road with the massive Watusi bull, famous for their enormous horns, sitting in the passenger seat of his car after the windshield and roof was modified to fit his bull in the car.
The video of the Watusi bull named Howdy Doody has gone viral on X, formerly known as Twitter. There it has racked up nearly 3 million views and thousands of reposts.
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Police Captain Chad Reiman told News Channel Nebraska “The officers received a call referencing a car driving into town that had a cow in it. They thought that it was going to be a calf, something small or something that would actually fit inside the vehicle.”
After pulling driver Lee Meyer over, the officer learned the bull’s name is Howdy Doody. It was a ‘routine traffic stop’ that resulted in several warnings. But the officer ultimately told the driver to “take the animal back home and leave the city.”
The jokes rolled in on social media. One person said “The bull looks so embarrassed. He clearly tried to tell Jimmy Dale that this was a bad idea and they’d get pulled over!”
Another person joked “Is Nebraska trying to be the Florida of the Midwest with that headline?” Someone else chimed in with “Anything to get in the HOV lane!” There were quite a few ‘I thought this was America?’ references to Randy Marsh in South Park.
The car being completely covered in bull poop did not go unnoticed by everyone. It’s entirely plausible that’s why the driver and his Watusi bull named Howdy Doody were let off with warnings because nobody wanted to deal with the cleanup.