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LMPD: Intoxicated man assaulted police horse

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Manuel Avila (Source: LMDC) Manuel Avila (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police arrested a man Saturday during Thunder Over Louisville for assaulting a service animal. 

Around 8:35 p.m. at Witherspoon and River Road, police said Manuel Avila, 23, saw a member of the LMPD mounted patrol on his horse. According to police, Avila came up behind the horse and smacked it on the hindquarter in an attempt to make it run off. 

Avila was charged with assault on a service animal, alcohol intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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