Reward offered over break-in at Chicago police stables

Driveway leading to South Shore Cultural Center
Driveway leading to South Shore Cultural Center, where the Chicago police horses are stabled. © Antonio Vernon

Police in Chicago are offering a $US5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for freeing 27 police horses from their stalls last Sunday night, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mounted officers on duty returned to the stables in the grounds of the South Shore Cultural Center late on Sunday evening to find that 27 horses had been freed from their stalls. They were agitated and circling the arena.

One horse, J.R., suffered a swollen eye in the incident after being sprayed with a fire extinguisher, and another, Schott,  was hit on the leg, apparently with the extinguisher.

The offenders entered the stable building through a rear window, police reported.


Got information: Contact police on 312-747-8382.

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