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Shocking is really the only word to describe the fact that the city of Philadelphia is still standing after the Eagles secured their Super Bowl bid by absolutely dominating the Minnesota Vikings last night. But I’m not here to stroke Philly’s collective ego any more than it’s already been stroked. Honestly, the city has rubbed itself raw at this point. I’m actually here to shine a light on the troubling epidemic of horse-punching that has been plaguing the City of Brotherly Love as of late.
A mere week after an Eagles fan got locked up for punching a police horse, a similar incident went down, this time with video evidence of the immediate aftermath.
From NBC Philadelphia:
On Monday, police identified the suspect as Andrew Tornetta. He is accused of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and related counts after police said he punched the trooper and a police horse.
Philadelphia Police revelead details about what they say happened after police told people to leave the area in Lot M:
“While mounted atop the horse, the (police) corporal began to escort him away from the crowd, again telling him to leave,” police said in a news release. “The offender became verbally combative and maneuvered himself out of his jacket and was grabbed by his sweatshirt to maintain control due to him being under arrest. The offender then struck the officer’s horse two times with his fist on his right front shoulder. The offender then struck the corporal on the right side of his face, below his eye, causing redness and swelling.”
Hey, Philadelphians, I have just a small request for you: Can you maybe stop cold cocking police horses? I’m sure the horses aren’t too fond of the trend, and your city’s cops certainly don’t seem to be enjoying it. I know mastering any sort critical thinking can be hard to squeeze in between watching Rocky for the hundredth time, but there has to be other ways to blow off steam.
Maybe run up and down the Art Museum steps a couple dozen times. Y’all can even reward yourself with a nice cheese steak afterwards. .
[via NBC Philadelphia]
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