Mack Stingley arrested for punching a police horse

Categories: Animals, Crime
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Mack Stingley punched the wrong horse.
Mack Stingley is officially out of the running for the cast of "The Horse Whisperer Part 2." But there might be a part left for Mack if they do a remake of "Blazing Saddles."

In the early hours of this morning, Stingley was in a crowd of people that police were trying to get cleared off the 400 block of First Avenue North in the Warehouse District. Among the police tools being used were their horses, which typically make people nervous enough to mosey on along somewhere else.

But not Mack Stingley. When confronted with the equine officer, Stingley allegedly slapped the cop horse in the face.

"The officer told him not do that," police sergeant William Palmer told City Pages. "So [Stingley] punched the horse."


Stingley's crime got him booked into Hennepin County Jail this morning, where he's since posted bail. Stingley is facing the misdmeanor charge of, "assaulting or harming a police horse."

That charge actually gets used more often than one might think, given its absurdity: According to Palmer, Minneapolis police "have guys assaulting horses  maybe five or six times a year."

Fortunately, Stingley's target was too big, and his punch too slight, to do much damage to the innocent animal.

"The horse is fine," Palmer said. "It's a horse."


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12 comments
Keith
Keith

About a year ago, some dumbass put his cigarette out on a police horse's ass and got kicked square in the nuts.  I don't remember where it happened though

SK
SK

That should be a felony for assaulting a police officer , i consider them part of the squad or platoon... or whatever police in groups are referred too....

Woodpecker
Woodpecker

If this stupid shit happens 4 or 5 times a year, then what makes this particular story stand out enough to be published in village voice?  I hope it's not the fact that it's a black man, because that would me the other 4 people each year that abuse horses are white. 

gorgiegirl
gorgiegirl

To bad the horse didn't rear up and kick him in his head. Might have knocked some sense into him.

Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman

I'm going to train a pony to bite of his wiener. Mmmyess

Scretch
Scretch

So he abuses the horse to piss off the cop. These are the same people that escalate into killing the kids to piss off the mom. 

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

This never would have happened if the horse had been armed.

vitajex
vitajex

This story serves as excellent supporting evidence for my new campaign to replace all police horses with kangaroos.

Phallocrat
Phallocrat

At least he can retain some street cred in jail by saying he was busted for "punching ho's."

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Asshole drunk. What'd the horse ever do to him?

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