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Yes, You’re Reading This In 2016: This Kid And His Horse Foiled A Robbery

NBC 4 Los Angeles

Yes, in 2016, heroes on horseback still exist. Nester Zepeda, a 23-year-old from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, was recently awarded certificates of appreciation by the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. City Council for thwarting a robbery.

According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Zepeda was riding his horse, Palomino, near a local shopping mall when he heard a woman screaming in the parking lot. After hearing the woman scream that someone had snatched her purse, Zepeda saw the thief and immediately gave chase. Zepeda says that once the thief realized he was being chased by someone on horseback, he threw the purse back to Zepeda. He let the thief run off after noticing that Palomino was injured during the chase. Zepeda returned the purse to the woman intact.

L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander awarded Zepeda with a hero medallion and commended him (and his horse) for getting involved. Englander: “You’ve gone over and above the call of duty for a citizen, and over and above the call of duty of a horse.”

Zepeda said he doesn’t see himself as a hero. “I just did what I could. I would like someone to do that if something like this happened to me,” said Zepeda in a news conference.

Read more about Zepeda and Palomino @ Los Angeles Daily News and NBC 4 Los Angeles.

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The Stages Of Having A Crush, As Told Through Soraya Reactions


The Stages Of Having A Crush, As Told Through Soraya Reactions


Having a crush is the most fun experience in the world until… well, until it’s really NOT. Here are the common stages of having a crush on someone, as demonstrated by the best telenovela villain of all time, Soraya Montenegro:

It all starts when you notice a hot person for the first time:

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Where have you been all this time?

You immediately try to avoid having a crush because you know it’s gonna f*ck you up for months:

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Yo me conozco and I know this is gonna end in bad fanfic and too much pink wine.

…But you inevitably develop a full-blown crush despite your best efforts:

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Every. Damn. Time.

You then decide you need more info. You’ll need to do some ~online investigation~:

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Just some light sleuthing. Across every social media network they’re on. That’s all.

At some point, you’re 43 weeks in on your crush’s Instagram and accidentally like a picture:

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What have I done???

You get to a point where you can’t stop talking about your crush:

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And your poor friends are honestly so tired of it.

And now you can’t even stand to see other people talking to them:

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Why’s that girl liking every Facebook post????????? This thirsty sinverguënza.

You start overplaying your hand, laughing every time your crush makes a semi-funny joke:

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Hahahaha that stupid pun is HILARIOUS, please make out with me, hahaha!

You begin to embrace alternative methods of flirting:

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I mean, it’s good to have options.

And you finally land a date, but… something’s up:

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Can’t quite put my finger on why things feel different now…

Then your crush begins texting you. A lot. And you get annoyed:

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Omg, why can’t they just chill?

And you realize that a crush and a commitment just aren’t the same thing:

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Need more “me” time. Forever. Sorry.

You’re now officially over it. And on to the next:

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Oh well!

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Can you think of any other stages? Let us know, and remember to like us on Facebook. Not because we have a crush on you or anything. Teehee.

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