April 8, 2008

Punching a horse in its rear end has its dangers. When it's a police horse, expect double trouble.

A man, 24, has been arrested in Tampa, Florida, after allegedly punching a police horse in the hip area while the animal and its mounted officer were clearing members of the public in the entertainment district of Ybor City in the early hours of Sunday.

The man has been bailed to appear in court, where he will stand accused of assaulting a police horse.

The horse was not badly hurt.