Riders of horses killed by train near Reno arrested
August 28, 2007
RENO, Nev. (AP) ” The riders of two horses that were killed by a train over the weekend have been arrested for grand larceny, authorities said.
The Washoe County sheriff’s office said according to the owner of the horses, Eric Petersen and Danielle Mull took the animals out on Sunday without authorization.
The horses named Jessie and Marianne were 18-year-old Belgian mares that worked as a team pulling a sleigh at Squaw Creek during the winter.
Petersen and Mull were riding the horses over a railroad bridge west of Reno when a freight train came down the track.
Petersen and Mull were able to dismount and jump out of the way, but the horses, valued at $5,000 each, were killed, authorities said.