September 23, 2023

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“We’ve by no means handled something fairly like that earlier than.”

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A automotive driving with a bull in it was pulled over by police in northeast Nebraska’s greatest metropolis.

Don’t fear, he didn’t steer.

Norfolk Police Capt. Chad Reiman stated it didn’t take lengthy for officers to trace down the modified Ford Crown Victoria sedan with a bull driving shotgun after a 911 name about it driving on the principle freeway getting into town of roughly 24,000 Wednesday morning.

“We didn’t have a full understanding of it till we noticed it,” Reiman stated.

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The automotive that Lee Meyer has pushed in parades throughout the world for years has half the windshield and roof eliminated to make room for his bull, named Howdy Doody, to trip alongside. A yellow steel cattle gate serves because the passenger facet door — permitting for the Watusi bull to be tied up — and a set of longhorns serves as a hood decoration.

“It wouldn’t go far with out being seen for positive,” Reiman stated.

A video of the visitors cease shot by Information Channel Nebraska unfold shortly on-line.

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An indication on the facet of Meyer’s automotive from a parade in Burwell late final month declared that Howdy Doody’s eye-catching trip was judged the Finest Automobile Entry in Nebraska’s Huge Rodeo Parade.

Reiman stated Meyer instructed him that when he went to that parade, he drove Howdy Doody in a correct trailer, so it wasn’t clear why he determined to load the bull into his automotive Wednesday and drive the 36 miles from his dwelling in Neligh to Norfolk.

Reiman stated Meyer wasn’t headed to a parade Wednesday. Meyer didn’t reply his dwelling cellphone Thursday morning so he couldn’t be reached instantly for a proof.

However his spouse, Rhonda, instructed the Norfolk radio station that shot video of the visitors cease that Howdy Doody has been Meyer’s “good friend and buddy” ever since he bought him eight or 9 years in the past.

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Movies of Lee Meyer driving Howdy Doody round can readily be discovered on-line from 2017 and 2019.

Rhonda Meyer instructed US92 that “Lee thinks he’s a film star” after the video of his visitors cease went viral, however that he’s additionally a bit of shy.

Meyer stated Howdy Doody is sort of a member of the household now, however she wasn’t all the time wild about how a lot her husband spent on the bull through the years.

“The sum of money that he’s spent on this complete darn venture between the automotive and the bull I might’ve had a model new kitchen,” Rhonda Meyer stated.

Reiman stated there have been clearly some visitors violations associated to Meyer’s automotive, however the officer let him off with a warning so long as he circled and took Howdy Doody dwelling.

“We’ve by no means handled something fairly like that earlier than,” Reiman stated.