Stupid People Doing Stupid Things: So, This Guy Tried To ‘Karate Kick’ a Police Horse in Portland


The incident took place earlier this week in Portland’s Old Town, near a bus depot.

From Huffington Post:

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a “karate-like battle cry” and delivering what a spokesman calls “a jumping, double kick” to the horse’s right thigh.

Police say the horse named Olin was unfazed and unhurt Wednesday. A police spokesman notes Olin outweighed his attacker by about 1,000 pounds.

It’s not the first time a police horse has been attacked on duty — see past stories below, and we did a roundup of recent incidents here. What is wrong with people?


On behalf of HN, we would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the police horses of the world, for putting up with the human race.

Thanks to Karlie Mitchell and John for the tip. Go police horses!


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