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Drunk man found riding horse with stranger’s 3-year-old boy

By Mason White 3:28 PM January 23, 2014
 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he was found riding a horse with a 3-year-old boy he did not know.

Dennis Byers, 38, of Oklahoma, was arrested for public intoxication and child endangerment on Monday.

The child was taken into protective custody.

When police questioned Byers as who the child was, he could not identify the child or where he lived.

It all began, when Byers offered the boy’s father, Tim Smith, to sell him a horse for $50.

“It was an offer I could not refuse,” Smith said.

Smith was in his car and told Byers to follow him to deliver the horse.

Smith then allowed his 3-year-old to ride on the horse with Byers.

At some point during their way home, Smith received a work related phone call. He had to leave, and he allowed Byers to continue on his way.

He instructed Byers to drop the child off at his home.

However, the drunk Byers had no idea where he was supposed go.

He drove around asking random people if they knew where the boy lives.

Someone called police and Byers was arrested. He was taken to the Tulsa County Jail where he is being held on $50,100 bond.

“I made a big mistake, I love my son with all my heart,” Smith said.
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