We’ve written before about citizens punching police horses, their acts of “bravado” quickly met with arrest. Sadly, it happened again last weekend and the perpetrator is now sitting in jail unable to pay the hefty $100,000 bail.

Pennsylvania State Capitol building

A 23-year-old woman was part of a demonstration that began on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The mounted police were attempting to move demonstrators onto the sidewalk when the woman struck Sampson, the police horse, in the neck with a flag pole that had a protruding nail.

Sampson, Pennsylvania Police Horse

Sampson suffered minimal injures and was able to continue working. The woman was arrested charged with the following;

  • Aggravated assault
  • Illegally taunting a police animal
  • Prohibited offensive weapons
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Resisting arrest
  • Obstruction administrative law.

Don’t do it people. Being drunk or being righteous does not give you permission to be an ass (not the adorable hoofed mammal, but the other kind).

Photography Courtesy PennLive

Slugging a Police Horse – ALWAYS a bad idea.

Read: Never Ever Punch a Police Horse – Never! (Part I)