New Jersey town buzzing over cowboy riding battery-powered motor horse

The town of Cranford, New Jersey, is buzzing over the cowboy riding his battery powered motor horse into town.

FOX 29 Photojournalist Bill Rohrer has the story.

"Even though I am a transplant Texans living in Cranford, New Jersey, I am still a cowboy at heart," Steve Bacque told FOX 29.

A crowd seems to find him everywhere he goes. It all started few weeks ago when he was spotted leaving the 7-Eleven on his horse named Charger. Then, videos started popping up on social media. Pretty much overnight, Steve became an instant celebrity.

"What's not to love about the great American cowboy?" he said. "I grew up watching those movies with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and those guys are like my heroes. They represent what I think America is missing."

Steve is an accomplished businessman, author and rodeo cowboy. He even practices his maneuvers in the local park.

Four car batteries allow Steve to giddy up to about 40 miles an hour, but he is limited to 12. He is a cowboy on a mission. He plans to create jobs for people with special needs manufacturing motorized horses.

"Giving business opportunities to these people so they can become contributing members of society and have self-worth, self-reliance, self-respect and live the American dream of owning and running their own business," he explained.

He plans on taking Charger on the road with hopes of bringing the same excitement he has brought Cranford.