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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Man Who Rides Horse to Honor Michael Brown Helps Ferguson Police Catch Robbery Suspect

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

click to enlarge Hooves up! Django and Shiloh ride to honor Michael Brown. - RAY DOWNS
  • Ray Downs
  • Hooves up! Django and Shiloh ride to honor Michael Brown.

The last time we heard from Django, Ferguson had experienced its first night of calm after four days of unrest after Michael Brown was killed.

Without tear gas in the air or canisters and broken glass littering the ground, Django, of Florissant, was able to ride his horse Shiloh through Ferguson to honor Brown where he died -- a tradition he's held since his own nephew died too young.

"Whenever teenagers lose their lives, I do a ride," Django tells Daily RFT.

See also: Honoring Michael Brown: Why One Man Marched in Ferguson on Horseback

Django is back in the news today for exactly the reason you'd hope from a man on horseback. With the help of his trusty steed Shiloh, Django helped Ferguson Police track down and arrest a robbery suspect Monday.

Django and a friend tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they were riding to honor Brown when they heard a cry for help. Nearby, a teenage boy said his cellphone was stolen at gunpoint.

Django and his friend chased the two suspects and helped police catch one.

Post-Dispatch photographer Huy Mach caught the action as it went down:

Props to Shiloh, his horse friend and that police dog for helping us humans out.

click to enlarge Django rides Shiloh while wearing a Michael Brown shirt. - JESSICA LUSSENHOP
  • Jessica Lussenhop
  • Django rides Shiloh while wearing a Michael Brown shirt.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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