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Man Arrested for Karate Kicking Police Horse

July 11, 2014  | 

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a "karate-like battle cry" and delivering what a spokesman calls "a jumping, double kick" to the horse's right thigh.

Police say the horse named Olin was unfazed and unhurt Wednesday. A police spokesman told the Associated Press Olin outweighed his attacker by about 1,000 pounds.

Olin and his human partner took Joseph Cruz into custody for investigation of interfering with a law enforcement animal. The man was also wanted on an unrelated arrest warrant.

Tags: Mounted Units, Portland Police Bureau


Comments (11)

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LLC @ 7/11/2014 9:38 AM

Oh, what a revelation ... idiot kicks a police horse that outweigh him by 1,000 pounds for which the idiot has an outstanding arrest warrant. Too many dangerous nut cases roaming the streets...

Marti @ 7/12/2014 10:51 AM

Thanks Ronald Reagan for emptying the mental institutions years ago. Has been nothing but problems for the public, law enforcement and the nut case's families. Just this week, I had a nude man run up to me with a knife telling me to "Go back to your planet or I'll kill you!" He didn't look like Henry Cavill (Superman) - they never do. I promised to return to my planet and he turned around and sat down, as deputies arrived.

John R. @ 7/12/2014 10:52 AM

Next time please have this idiot yell really loud and do it from the rear of the horse uh he will definitely feel what a KARATE CHOP like ( big time)! No make it a mule a very spooked one at that Ha Ha Ha???LOL

MikeAT @ 7/12/2014 11:29 AM

marti, get a clue. Look at the Lessard v. Schmidt case, 1972, which severely limited the state's ability to involuntary commit a person for mental issues. Marti, just so you know, Reagan was out of office and planning on running for president, Nixon was president and none of these men had anything to do with the clearing of the mental facilities.

MikeAT @ 7/12/2014 11:29 AM

marti, get a clue. Look at the Lessard v. Schmidt case, 1972, which severely limited the state's ability to involuntary commit a person for mental issues. Marti, just so you know, Reagan was out of office and planning on running for president, Nixon was president and none of these men had anything to do with the clearing of the mental facilities.

TheRookie @ 7/12/2014 12:19 PM

MikeAT good reply. I don't think Marti knows about the infamous Geraldo Rivera expose' on Mental Health Facilities in upper New York. The investigative story that made him famous? After that revelation every state in the U.S. started bailing on holding the mentally ill & opened the doors. Bottom line was the bottom line. Either way it cost institutions millions.

Lenny @ 7/12/2014 4:14 PM

Kick a horse that is "unfazed and unhurt", get arrested.
Shoot and kill a dog in it's own backyard when wearing a badge, get a paid holiday. Sweet Deal!

kevCopAz @ 7/12/2014 4:35 PM

A fair punishment should be the horse gets one kick at the POS to be fair! Why not would have been self defense ha ha Oh bye the way Lenny: you are still an idiot! If he punched an Officer or kicked a police dog doing their duty and didn't injure the officer then it would be ok in your book?

Capt. Crunch @ 7/15/2014 9:39 AM

Lenny,
Your really a horses ass.

Lenny @ 7/15/2014 1:01 PM

@SS

So now you just remove any comment you don't agree with as soon as it goes up?
Pathetic.

dom @ 7/19/2014 12:14 PM

You're right Lenny. I think you should dress up as a pitbull and do some undercover reporting.

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