A Lehigh Valley man is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a horse after he was ejected from the Philadelphia Eagles NFC Divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Court records indicate Taylor Hendricks, 22, is charged with aggravated assault, trespassing and taunting a police animal.
Philadelphia police released this statement:
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"On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, security personnel at Lincoln Financial Field ejected the defendant because he was intoxicated and did not possess a ticket. After the male was ejected he walked over to a mounted officer and began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulder area. The officer on the horse was then struck in the legs by the male. Another officer came over and grabbed the male who was placed in custody. The horse and officer were not injured."
It's unclear why Hendricks allegedly attacked the police horse.
Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on Hendricks' behalf.