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'T-Rex' Surrenders to Police After Spooking Carriage Horses in South Carolina

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    A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring the driver.

    (Published Friday, May 19, 2017)

    A person inside an orange dinosaur costume who spooked carriage horses, causing them to back up and strike a parked vehicle, in Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday has surrendered to the police Friday.

    The person inside the "T-Rex", 26-year-old Nicole Wells, allegedly made growling noises at the horses which scared them and they began backing up, according to Charleston police.

    Wells was charged with disorderly conduct and masked or disguised person. She was cited and released, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement.

    Carriage driver Van Sturgeon said he saw the dinosaur costume out of the corner of his eye about the same time the horses did.

    The horses caused a minor damage to an unoccupied vehicle and the carriage driver lost his balance, falling off the carriage. A wheel on the carriage rolled over one of Sturgeon's legs and he was transported to Roper Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

    "I screamed at her three times to get out of there," Sturgeon told reporters at a news conference. "The person in the suit did not move."

    Other carriage passengers and the horses were not injured, according to police.

    The investigation is still on going.