Man who calls himself 'Dread Head Cowboy' is arrested after riding a horse on Chicago expressway during rush hour and declaring 'kids lives matter'

 A man who calls himself the 'Dread Head Cowboy' was arrested Monday after riding his horse on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway during rush hour.

Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was escorted by a group of motorcyclists as he rode southbound lanes of the expressway, sometimes at a gallop, for several miles. 

On a Facebook Live feed while he was riding, Hollingsworth said he wanted everyone to know kids lives matter. 'Until kids' lives matter, nothing else matters,' he said. The #KidsLivesMatter movement aims to raise awareness of the US census, CNN reports, and funding for children's programs. 

Hollingsworth's ride resulted in extensive delays on the expressway, with traffic backed up for miles. 

A man who calls himself the ``Dread Head Cowboy” was taken into custody after riding his horse on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway during the height of the Monday evening rush hour

A man who calls himself the ``Dread Head Cowboy” was taken into custody after riding his horse on Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway during the height of the Monday evening rush hour

Hollingsworth’s ride resulted in extensive delays on the expressway, with traffic backed up for miles. He was taken into custody by Illinois State Police after he rode up an exit ramp

Hollingsworth’s ride resulted in extensive delays on the expressway, with traffic backed up for miles. He was taken into custody by Illinois State Police after he rode up an exit ramp

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He was taken into custody by Illinois State Police after he rode up an exit ramp. His horse was taken away in a Chicago Police Mounted Patrol horse trailer.

Hollingsworth was later charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, criminal trespass to state supported property, according to state police. 

It wasn't immediately known if Hollingsworth has obtained legal representation.

Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was escorted by a group of motorcyclists as he rode southbound lanes of the expressway, sometimes at a gallop, for several miles
Adam Hollingsworth

Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was escorted by a group of motorcyclists as he rode southbound lanes of the expressway, sometimes at a gallop, for several miles

The horse, which had a bleeding left hoof and injured right hoof, was taken to Animal Care and Control for treatment

The horse, which had a bleeding left hoof and injured right hoof, was taken to Animal Care and Control for treatment

Hollingsworth has been making appearances in various Chicago neighborhoods to promote participation in the U.S. census, teaming up with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

In a statement her office told The Chicago Sun Times: 'What is clear is that this stunt not only seriously endangered the horse, but also the rider and all travelers on the expressway.

'There is a right way and a wrong way to call attention to issues of great importance and this stunt was decidedly the very wrong way.' 

But activist Mark Carter said: 'We need the resources in our communities. Our children are dying our communities are dying. When will she listen. When will the governor listen.'

His horse was taken away in a Chicago Police Mounted Patrol horse trailer

His horse was taken away in a Chicago Police Mounted Patrol horse trailer

Hollingsworth was later charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, criminal trespass to state supported property, according to state police. It wasn’t immediately known if Hollingsworth has obtained legal representation

Hollingsworth was later charged with reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, criminal trespass to state supported property, according to state police. It wasn’t immediately known if Hollingsworth has obtained legal representation

State police and Chicago police representatives met with Hollingsworth on September 9 about a protest he wanted to have on the expressway, officials said. His request was denied, with officials citing its dangers to him and others

State police and Chicago police representatives met with Hollingsworth on September 9 about a protest he wanted to have on the expressway, officials said. His request was denied, with officials citing its dangers to him and others

Hollingsworth has also made appearances at protests that occurred in the wake of the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. 

State police and Chicago police representatives met with Hollingsworth on September 9 about a protest he wanted to have on the expressway, officials said. 

His request was denied, with officials citing its dangers to him and others. 

The horse, which had a bleeding left hoof and injured right hoof, was taken to Animal Care and Control for treatment. 

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