So, if you're being interviewed by mounted cops and your plan is to
escape, you need to conjure up something better than just running.
22-year-old Wilmington man learned it's not
wise to try to outrun a horse -- especially when there are three of
them chasing you with police officers on their backs.
Darry Williams, of the 1000 block of S.
Rodney St., was arrested Thursday night on drug charges after he
tried to get away from three New Castle County mounted officers who
were patrolling near the Rosehill parkland in New Castle.
Williams was involved in a drug deal in the
outfield of the baseball field when the officers spotted him, said
New Castle County Police Officer John Weglarz Sr.
He was charged with possession with intent
to deliver cocaine, distributing cocaine in a parkland zone and
resisting arrest, he said.
The incident occurred about 6:40 p.m., when
three men were spotted engaging in what appeared to be a drug deal,
Williams was seen reaching into his pocket
and passing something to one of the others.
The three horses started to canter toward
the trio, prompting Williams to bolt, Weglarz said.
While trying to outrun the horses on Ryan
Avenue, Williams attempted to pass something off to a passer-by.
When he was arrested, Williams had crack
cocaine, he said.