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Florida man arrested after slapping horse on the butt

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

(PINELLAS COUNTY, FL)–  A Florida man is facing assault charges after he slapped a police horse on it’s butt. 

According to the report, 27-year-old Alisha Lalani reportedly walked up to a group of group horses while they were on duty and opened handly slapped one across the butt. 

St. Petersburg Police say the horses were dressed in police insignia and had flashing blue lights identifying them as officers when the incident occurred. 

When police took Lalani into custody, he told them that he did not know that he was not allowed to hit a horse. 

He now faces a charge of battery on a police horse.