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Man Who Rides Horse to Honor Michael Brown Helps Ferguson Police Catch Robbery Suspect

Categories: Animals, Ferguson

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Ray Downs
Hooves up! Django and Shiloh ride to honor Michael Brown.
The last time we heard from Django, Ferguson had experienced its first night of calm after four days of unrest after Michael Brown was killed.

Without tear gas in the air or canisters and broken glass littering the ground, Django, of Florissant, was able to ride his horse Shiloh through Ferguson to honor Brown where he died -- a tradition he's held since his own nephew died too young.

"Whenever teenagers lose their lives, I do a ride," Django tells Daily RFT.

See also: Honoring Michael Brown: Why One Man Marched in Ferguson on Horseback

Django is back in the news today for exactly the reason you'd hope from a man on horseback. With the help of his trusty steed Shiloh, Django helped Ferguson Police track down and arrest a robbery suspect Monday.

Django and a friend tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they were riding to honor Brown when they heard a cry for help. Nearby, a teenage boy said his cellphone was stolen at gunpoint.

Django and his friend chased the two suspects and helped police catch one.

Post-Dispatch photographer Huy Mach caught the action as it went down:

Props to Shiloh, his horse friend and that police dog for helping us humans out.

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Jessica Lussenhop
Django rides Shiloh while wearing a Michael Brown shirt.
Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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27 comments
John Blecha
John Blecha

Now was this a black kid fuckin over a white kid? Because you didnt mention race, which means most likely racist crime against a white boy. (Since colors only brought up if its against a black) Also, white kids are fucked with just for being white in that area. #reverseracism

Shannon Nicole
Shannon Nicole

You've already posted this story multiple times.

Sean Neuber
Sean Neuber

Also about the 8th time you've posted this story. Slow day at RFT I guess lol

Matt Simpson
Matt Simpson

This is proof that Riverfront Times has some talent on staff. Occasionally, it peaks it's head out.

ShantelJefferson
ShantelJefferson

When Dorian Johnson becomes mayor of Ferguson he will give every black family a horse to ride.

Lisa
Lisa

Hmmm is this excessive use of "horse"?

Tyrone Austin
Tyrone Austin

Over $150,000,000 in lawsuits over Mike Brown, My Question is . How much will any of these people involved are willing to Make World Business History with a just a portion of the funds and reduce Gas prices so Job growth can star in Black communities. ??? Google The Hydrogen Car Fender Insert program that reduced gas to below $1.99gl and lower. This is a $3BILLION A MONTH PROGRAM. Just don't give it all back to the MAN. 1/4 of Big Oil Revenues in American hands. - YouTube Video for The Hydrogen Car Fender Insert program 1:17 www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2TAvFwKlAQ

Shaun Boswell
Shaun Boswell

Scott your an idiot. The media is feeding everyone shit for ratings. I was raised there. Went to school there. Have friends and family that still live there....Leave my Ferguson alone!!

Katie Jay
Katie Jay

he does not know what he is doing, look at the reins.

Katie Jay
Katie Jay

this horse is malnourished and stressed out. Any real horse person would know this and not use an animal for attention, sad.

Scott Noel
Scott Noel

so, piece of shits do currently reside in ferguson? cause im confused, the media tells me theyre all college bound.

John Imboden
John Imboden

P.r..... ? Hmmm... Been done before..... Not saying about the horseman.

Rodney Tow
Rodney Tow

Now this is a great story, the news needs to report more stories like this

Tim Corkill
Tim Corkill

and how many times did they say the N word in that movie?

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