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Eagles Fan Ejected From Game, Arrested for Punching Police Officer and His Horse

The fan was ejected from the game and then arrested for punching police officer and his horse. 

A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested after Saturday’s Eagles playoff game for allegedly punching a police horse, according to Fox Philadelphia

Taylor Hendricks, of Whitehall Township, was ejected from the game against the Falcons and “then repeatedly punched a police horse, before striking a Philadelphia police officer,” the TV station reported. 

He is due in court at the end of the month on charges of aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police horse, simple assault and defiant trespass. He could also be charged with animal cruelty. 

Sadly, punching police horses isn’t all that uncommon. A quick Google search reveals similar incidents in Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Houston and Austin, Texas. None of those incidents involved sports fans, though there was a bizarre case at Pimlico racetrack in 1999 in which a man ran out on the track and tried to punch a horse in the middle of a Preakness undercard race.