Man punches police horse in N.Y.
They don't take kindly to horse punchers in the summer thoroughbred racing mecca of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Authorities say 37-year-old Jamison Johnson of Cohoes, near Albany, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a police horse after being ejected from a downtown Saratoga bar.
Police say Johnson was tossed out of the bar around 3 a.m. Aug. 15 and began yelling and swearing at the bar's staff and nearby officers.
Police say he then walked up to a police horse and rider on crowd-control duty and punched the animal in the face. The horse wasn't hurt.
Police say Johnson was arrested after a brief struggle with officers. City court officials say Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted injury to a police animal and resisting arrest.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
August 25, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
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