A 35-year-old South Chicago man is facing reckless conduct charges for allegedly slapping a Chicago Police Department horse in the face after last weekend’s Pride Parade.
Jackson is hardly the first person to get locked up for messing with CPD horses in our neighborhood.
A 23-year-old woman was kicked in the stomach by a police horse after her boyfriend allegedly slapped the animal’s butt following the Cubs’ home opener in April. 29-year-old Daniel Ehle of Lyons was charged with reckless conduct.
Three men were arrested after a Foo Fighters concert at Wrigley Field last August, accused of slapping a police horse named “Airhart.” A suburban firefighter who “played drums” on the horse’s hindquarter was joined in jail by an attorney and a third man.