Police in Florida claim that a man slapped a police horse on the butt at two in the morning
According to the department's affidavit, the incident occurred on Saturday, December 3, just before two in the morning at the intersection of Central Avenue and Third Street North.
The report states that two officers were riding horses to patrol the area when one of them saw a man approach with one hand raised.
The accused approached my partner, who was also mounted on a police horse.
The defendant was unarmed and not intoxicated, according to the report, and he immediately turned to face the officers and said that he hadn't realized he couldn't hit the horses.
A 2003-born 1,400-pound "thoroughbred cross" Percheron gelding named Brooklyn was the horse in question in the incident.
According to police, he primarily patrols the downtown area and is currently one of three horses in the department's mounted patrol unit.
He served as a mounted patrol horse for the Boston Police Department until 2009, when he was given to the St. Petersburg Police.
According to reports, the suspect in that case was detained and accused of hurting a police horse, resisting arrest without using force, and possessing cocaine. The outcome of the case was not disclosed.