A Florida man couldn’t believe that he was arrested by Saint Petersburg police officers after he slapped a police officer’s horse on the behind.
Citing a police affidavit, WFLA reported that mounted officers were performing lawful duties in the area of Central Ave. and 3rd St. N around 1:48 a.m. when 27-year-old Alisha Lalani decided to hit the horse in the rear end.
An officer who witnessed the slap said that he saw Lalani walk behind his partner, who was also riding a police horse, open his hand and slap the horse’s rear end.
“He walked behind my partner, who was also riding a police horse when I observed him slap the rear end of my partner’s police horse with an open hand,” the officer stated, WFLA reported.
Officers said that Lalani expressed surprise after they told him he was under arrest, claiming that he didn’t know he wasn’t allowed to hit the horses.”
Lalani was taken into custody and charged with battery on a police horse, the report states.