Horseback shopper in hot water over 'neknomination' prank

A woman is being investigated by police after she rode into a supermarket on horseback to take part in a craze that is sweeping the internet.

Inky Ralph, 21, was filmed riding into a Tesco store in Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, and downing a Pepsi Max as part of a Neknomination challenge.

As she enters the shop on her horse Harvey, she is confronted by a security guard and an announcement can then be heard calling for the duty manager.

Ms Ralph turns to the camera and nominates friends of hers to complete their own challenge, as well as the security guard.

The craze, which has taken off on social media sites, involves people completing dares and ending by downing a drink.

She told the Northern Echo newspaper: “It was something nobody else had done. It was just harmless fun. Everybody seems to find it really funny. I didn’t realise how far it would spread and how many people would see it. I have had messages from as far as Australia and people are calling me a legend.”

But the police have said they will be arranging for those involved to attend their local station and are trying to establish what offences might have been committed.

Chief Inspector Sue Robinson, of Durham Constabulary, said: “It goes without saying this was a senseless and foolish thing to do. There were a number of shoppers in the store at the time and it is fortunate no one was hurt.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “We are aware of the incident and the police are investigating.”

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