A man named Adam Hollingsworth, also known as the Dreadhead Cowboy was taken into custody after he allegedly assaulted a police officer in Indiana on Thursday evening.

According to the Hammond Police Department, Hollingsworth was riding his horse in the 7000 block of Indianapolis Boulevard on Thursday evening when a cop stopped him and told him that he couldn’t own a house or ride one within city limits. Following this, Hollingsworth elbowed the officer.

He was immediately taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses, including battery against a public safety official, resisting law enforcement, and disorderly conduct.

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Who is Adam Hollingsworth?

Adam Hollingsworth is a 36-year-old former boxer and exotic dancer. He grew up in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago.

Hollingsworth rose to prominence by riding horses during the protests against police brutality in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd. He appeared in Minneapolis, Chicago, Berwyn, and Cicero.

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Friday’s incident comes a year after he pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty in connection with a 2020 incident when he rode a horse on the Dan Ryan Expressway. He was sentenced to a year in prison.

In September 2020, Hollingsworth disrupted traffic on Interstate 90/94 while galloping his horse. He said at the time that he did this in order to draw attention to gun violence and the children who have died.

Meanwhile, the horse was severely injured by the ride. Officials initially said the horse might have to be euthanized. However, it later recovered.