WINTON, CA – Back in the day if you stole a man’s horse you could face punishments that were often severe for horse theft, with several cultures sentencing the actual or presumed thieves to death.
Just last night or possibly early this morning a horse was stolen from a ranch in Winton and though the owners are not out for a public hanging, they do just want to have the horse returned as soon as possible. “We’d like to know if anyone knows anything or has seen him,” one family member wrote to MCNTV News.
Horse theft today is comparable to Automobile theft; a crime punishable by felony jail time. Both horse and car are considered valuable commodities so please do the right thing and return the horse which is a mare and he is gelded.
If you have any information regarding the horse or its whereabouts, you are urged to call the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.