Three people face criminal charges after slapping a Kingston, Ontario police horse during the annual Queen’s University homecoming celebration on Saturday, but not before the horse dished out justice by kicking the student. According to Global News, the horse named Murney, had been on patrol with her partner Saturday afternoon when she was slapped multiple times.
A woman was released at the scene, but will be issued a summons. Two men were arrested and have been charged with causing injury to a law enforcement animal. A video posted on Instagram shows a woman running up behind a horse and slapping it on the side. The startled horse reacts and kicks her left rear foot causing the the woman to fall down. The young woman quickly gets back on her feet and runs away.
Murney is one of the latest horses to join the team, and fortunately the horse kept her composure:
“It speaks to the danger of approaching a horse and striking it from behind,” Const. Steve Koopman told Global News. “It could have been a much worse situation… Luckily the animal didn’t bolt and the officer wasn’t harmed.”
Hopefully the woman and the other students learned not to slap a horse on their behind. It could have been much worse!
Photos via Twitter