"Danger invites rescue" Justice Cardozo famously wrote in 1926 in Wagner v. International Railway.
And while Cardozo's words were most likely not cited in the discussions, the Dade State Attorneys Office, in a display of Equine Equanimity, decided not to file charges against Aventura resident Adam Kuferschmied, who seeing danger, rescued Cowboy, a runaway horse, who was espied galloping through Avetura, fleeing the confines of the nearby racetrack, several police cars in hot pursuit. Kuferschmied, a lifetime horse lover-nee whisperer- interceded and calmed down the nervous nellie. While Cowboy was returned safely to his stall, Kuferschmied spent the night at the Dade County Jail, where undoubtedly, his meal was worse than Cowboy's oats and hay. The charges: some nonsense about interfering with the police, ignoring orders of the police, etc. A bunch of horse-feathers if you ask us.
Enter famed Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth "Tex" Weisman, known to favor the fillies, a friend of animals in need, defender of the wrongfully accused. Weisman didn't horse around. He took his case to the state, which, as David Ovalle in the Herald gleefully reported here, said "neigh" to filing charges.
The facts were a horse-of-a-different color, all agreed. "The case was a late scratch, it never made it to the starting gate" Weisman cracked to Ovalle. The odds were long that the prosecution would get a conviction, others whispered. "The case was a mudder" sneered one prosecutor not involved in the decision. "Weisman was chalk all the way" said one criminal defense attorney in the know.
And so we leave you, with Cowboy, Kuferschmied and Weisman all galloping off happily into the sunset, the charges dropped, alls well that ends well.
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