Monday, April 7, 2008

Constabulary Notes

From one horse’s ass to another… Via the Miami Herald:

Police say a Lakeland man has been arrested after he punched a police horse in the rear end.

A Tampa Police Department report says Carl Coward, 24, balled his fist and punched the horse in the right rear hip area as the officer and horse were clearing an area in Ybor City at 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

A jail official says Coward was charged with offenses against police animals and has been released from jail on $500 bond. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

The report doesn’t say whether the horse was seriously injured.

That horse showed remarkable restraint; the last time I saw someone punch a horse in the rear, the horse retaliated as only a horse can do, and the puncher ended up walking funny for a week.