Arrest after Aussie police horse punched about head

The Victoria Police Mounted Branch. Photo: Victoria Police
The Victoria Police Mounted Branch. Photo: Victoria Police

A police crackdown on anti-social behavior in Australia resulted in the arrest of a man for allegedly punching a police several times in the head.

Viking, 10, was attacked around 3am on Sunday in Register St, Adelaide, according to Victoria Police.

Officers report he was uninjured and was eating normally following the incident.

The arrested man faces charges of disorderly behavior, ill treating an animal and two counts of assaulting police.

He is on bail awaiting a February court appearance.

Viking was involved in Operation Unite, an Australia-wide crackdown on booze-fueled violence and bad behavior.

The arrested man will miss tough new penalties for assaulting a police animal, carrying a jail term of up to five years, as the alleged offending occurred before the new law comes into effect at the end of the year.

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