Beating a (Police) Horse


Last weekend [Minneapolis Police Department] mounted officers had their horses assaulted after bar-closing by five men, reflecting horsing around that police say is on the increase in recent years.

The men were jailed and cited with assault on a police horse and other misdemeanors. The incidents doubled the number of assaults on police horses this year and put the city on last year’s pace, which far exceeded earlier years.

(Minneapolis Star-Tribune.)

The first instance this past weekend occurred about 1:50 a.m. Saturday on 1st Avenue N. near 4th Street, with Kyle Soderberg, 22, of northeast Minneapolis, being arrested.

Less than 30 minutes later and a block away on 1st Avenue, Anthony William Gonzalez, 22, of Brooklyn Center, slapped police horse Jesse after being told he had to leave the area, the police report read.

About 2:20 a.m. Sunday, police arrested Matthew J. Semler of Glenshaw, Pa., and Randy D. Schock of Eden Prairie outside Sneaky Pete’s on 5th Street N. Semler, 24, and Schock, 35, were also cited for obstructing the legal process.

About 45 minutes later, Justin M. Mobley of Eagan was arrested outside Brothers Bar & Grill in the 400 block of 1st Avenue. Along with assaulting the horse, Mobley, 25, was accused of fleeing a police officer.

What is the world coming to?

Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on August 5th, 2010| Comments Off on Beating a (Police) Horse

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