A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty last month after he allegedly struck the rear ends of two New Orleans Police horses on Bourbon Street
The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 31 in the 400 block of Bourbon Street when a man, identified as Robert Agee, struck two police horses on their rear ends as mounted unit officers were providing coverage for the Halloween holiday, according to the NOPD.
Police said Agee walked up behind female police horse “Sky” ridden by NOPD officer Michael Dewey and struck her “hard” on the rear-end, causing the horse to rear-up, or stand up on its hind legs.
Agee then struck a second horse named “Dude” on the rear-end, causing the horse to rear-up, according to the NOPD.
Officials said an NOPD police sergeant observed Agee and used his horse “Trouble” to detain him. Agee was arrested shortly afterward on suspicion of two counts of animal cruelty.