April 8, 2008

fortunately, i have no horse jokes

Posted in wtf? at 11:14 pm by squishy

Man jailed after punching police horse’s ass.

“Carl Coward was charged with battery of a law enforcement animal and is being held at the Orient Road Jail on $500 bond, jail records show.

“The report does not indicate whether the horse suffered any serious injury.”

If only if it were a donkey! So close.

Source: Tampa Bay Online
Photo: ICHC

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3 Comments »

  1. Tina said,

    Ha! Is a guy who will forever be known as a horse puncher (oh – lol – I just got your donkey joke) really named Coward? And is it cowardly or brave to punch a horse? I’d be afraid it would bite me or kick me. But then maybe I’m smarter than Mr. Coward. Will have have to sign up on an aminal offenders list and all his neighbors with pets will move away? Will he have to stay 100 yards away from pet stores and zoos? (Good god, I could go on all day on this topic…)

  2. squishy said,

    As long you punched the damn thing on the side, I think you’re safe. Unless horses can kick sideways. As you may be able to tell, I learn all my horse anatomy and physiology from cartoons.

    What if it were a plain ol’ civilian horse? If you punched one of them, would you still get arrested? If you punch a police horse, is that considered an assault on an officer?

    Sadly, I could go all day on this, too.

  3. Tina said,

    I don’t know if a horse is considered an assault on an officer. Was the officer riding the horse? Is a horse more of an appendage to an officer than say a police car? I’m pretty sure punching a police car isn’t assault on an officer unless maybe the officer jumped out of the way of the fist and the person just accidentally hit the car. Assault = intent. Battery = physical contact.

    An aside: when I first learned about assault and battery I wowed my parents by explaining that if I aimed my fist at dad but accidentally hit mom, he got assault and she got battery. I also convinced them to call me Dr. Tina over one Thanksgiving (I wouldn’t answer to anything else), because a J.D. was a doctorate of law. Screw PhDs and MDs.


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