When the Kilgore police responded to a home party on Saturday night, they heard loud music and then noticed a mechanical bull in the backyard of the house. After telling the crowd to keep up the noise, a Kilgore officer went up to the bull and went on an improvised ride.
"We asked them to turn their music, but we found that Carla celebrated its 22nd birthday," the Facebook police said, along with a video clip. "It would not be an unforgettable birthday party without KPD showing our bull riding skills."
Kilgore's police did not issue the full name of the officer. But that was not his first rodeo.
With one hand in the saddle and the other in the air, the officer rode with a bull with minimal effort for about 30 seconds before falling. Then the crowd congratulated him with cries and tall fingers.