You know those inflatable T-Rex costumes that the internet has embraced? Could you ever expect those costumes to be involved in a crime instead of cheeky shenanigans? Well it happened in Charleston, South Carolina after a woman wore the dinosaur get-up and startled horses that were pulling a carriage and caused an accident.
Nicole Wells, 26, was cited on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and wearing a mask or disguise on a public street, a city code violation after she spooked horses with her Tyrannosaurus rex costume.
From the Post and Courrier:
The incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday near Tommy Condon’s restaurant on Church Street. Two Palmetto Carriage Works horses, named Yogi and Boo Boo, were pulling 16 passengers when a woman dressed in an orange Tyrannosaurus rex costume got in front of the carriage and started making growling noises, according to witnesses and the police report. She refused to move after being warned several times that she was upsetting the horses, driver Van Sturgeon said.
The horses jumped and jackknifed the carriage. Yogi fell back on his haunches. The driver was thrown to the pavement, and a wheel ran over his right leg. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Here is video of the scene.
The dangerous and prehistoric suspect in question.
Carriage driver Van Sturgeon, suffered a broken bone in his left foot and was walking with crutches. No passengers or horses were injured in the incident.
Only a real fucking asshole could take the meme-worthy, internet-loving inflatable T-Rex costume and turn it into something shitty.
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