A man in Beijing who threw back one too many drinks at a horse racing track on May 3 found it in his best interest to ditch his car and instead take one of the majestic creatures for a ride home, a journey that ended up taking him three hours.
The man, surnamed Wang, said that he and his friends had left the racecourse and were intoxicated when he decided to leave his car and pull one of the black horses from its stables. He grabbed some reins and took off on horseback towards home, which was around 20km away.
Wang said he only vaguely remembers the ride back, and that passers-by on the road were not willing to lend him a cellphone to call his wife because, apparently, they found it strange to see a man taking a leisurely midnight stroll home on a horse.
After three hours, Wang finally arrived home and left the horse on a patch of grass next to his apartment building.
The next morning, he woke up to a mighty hangover (presumably) and the realization that he had taken a horse. Unable to find anyone to return it for him, he was seen, once again, walking down the streets with the animal (as pictured).
It’s unclear whether the man was punished for borrowing a horse without permission or what that costume was supposed to be.
[Images via NetEase]
By Sharon Choi