Intoxicated woman on horse tries to rob Alabama store

Christine Saunders

Christine Saunders

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — An Alabama woman was arrested after she stole a horse and tried to rob a convenience store while intoxicated, according to WRCB.

The incident happened over the weekend near the small town of Fyffe, Ala.

“I got the phone call at home and the store clerk wanted me to come up here. There was a woman just real bad drunk. She was on a horse,” said store owner Frank Gipson.

When Gipson arrived at his store, he saw Christine Saunders, 45, stuffing her pants full of canned goods and cookies. The horse was standing outside the store untied.

Gipson said Saunders “was real bad drunk. She couldn’t hardly talk. She couldn’t make no sense out of anything. She was bad drunk.”

Gipson made Saunders sit down in a chair and wait on the sheriff to arrive.

“It was pretty hilarious. Yeah, I’d say it was unusual,” said customer David Bailey.

Saunders was charged with public intoxication and later released from jail on a $3,000 bond.

The horse was returned to its owner unharmed. The owner declined to press charges.

Gipson said the “drunk lady on a stolen horse” story will be one that he tells for a long time at his store.

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