Man accused of punching Orlando police horse

Published On: Oct 21 2013 11:27:30 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. -

A 30-year-old man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of punching an Orlando police horse numerous times.

Korey J. Jerelds was arrested on charges of interfering with or obstructing a police dog or horse.

According to Orlando police, officers were conducting crowd control downtown around 3 a.m. Saturday when a loud verbal disturbance occurred.

An officer on a horse named Mr. George was dispersing the crowd when a man, later identified as Jerelds, yelled an expletive about the horse and took a fighting stance before punching the animal in its neck several times, police said.

Jerelds was arrested and booked in jail.

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