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‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ arrested for riding his horse on a Chicago highway

The ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ riding horse alongside vehicles on a Chicago highway slowed down traffic amid rush hour, taken into custody.

The Dreadhead Cowboy, a local celebrity whose real name is Adam Hollingsworth, said he rode down the Dan Ryan Expressway in support of the Kids Lives Matter movement.

The initiative aims to raise awareness and motivate residents to fill out the US Census to help communities receive better funding.

“All imma say until we focus on Kids lives matter this gone keep happening,” he wrote on Facebook ahead of the ride.




Hollingsworth was taken into custody by Illinois State Police.

In the video Hollingsworth is seen riding down the expressway, seemingly with a motorcycle escort, and yelling “Kids Lives Matter.”

The horse was taken into police custody by the Chicago Police Department. Officers will be transporting the horse to Animal Care and Control



The cowboy is a known activist in the Chicago community, and has even worked with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to advocate for filling out the Census.