PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Some lucky carriage horses in Philadelphia got a summertime treat after a truck spilled a load of watermelons on the street near Independence Hall.
Watermelon truck loses the batch! 6th and Race. @6abc pic.twitter.com/PlIrMSiT6e— Bob Brooks (@BobBrooks6abc) August 6, 2017
Watermelon truck loses the batch! 6th and Race. @6abc pic.twitter.com/PlIrMSiT6e
The driver of the truck, Elwood Hutt Jr. of Salisbury, Maryland, tells WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/2vGM5Hz ) he had planned to sell the melons to vendors on Sunday when he said he took a corner too fast and the load fell onto 6th Street.
Carriage horse helping in the watermelon cleanup. @6abc 6th and Race pic.twitter.com/e5fl6bMesT— Bob Brooks (@BobBrooks6abc) August 6, 2017
Carriage horse helping in the watermelon cleanup. @6abc 6th and Race pic.twitter.com/e5fl6bMesT
Some people bought the surviving melons for their kids while horses used for carriage tours helped with the cleanup by eating the smashed fruit.
Police issued Hutt a citation. He says the mishap also cost him about $250 in melons.
Information from: WPVI-TV, http://www.6abc.com
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