Thomasville - Homeowners in the Shallowbrook Farms subdivision in Thomasville noticed an empty space at the entrance to their neighborhood where a 6 foot high, $4,000 bronze horse had stood.
An anonymous caller tipped off police, and told them that James Barden stole the horse on a dare. He confessed and took investigators to the Ochlockonee river. Lt. Tim Watkins of the Thomas Co. Sheriff's Dept. says, "Once he got it home, he realized there was nothing he could do with it so he took it to the river, off of Hwy 202 and threw it into the river, and actually rode it, until it filled with water and sunk."
Barden is charged with one count of felony theft by taking. The bronze horse will returned and bolted down.