Chicago Police Horses Attacked in Stable
'Agitated' equines released by unknown vandals
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2012 12:25 AM CDT
Lt. Paul Bauer talks about the attack on police horses.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Chicago police horses are recovering after a late night attack in their stable. Some 27 of the 30 horses were released from their stalls and at least two were sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher or struck with the extinguisher can, reports CBS. One 20-year-old horse suffered eye swelling and another had injuries on a leg and flank. The rest were "very agitated and fearful," some "shaking," said a police spokesman.

The vandals "did not enter to commit a theft. Rather, they entered to maliciously harm our horses—for what reason, I don't know," says a police spokesman. "The incident has upset a lot of people here. You can imagine the trauma" the horses endured. All are expected to fully recover, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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nancyjo
Sep 19, 2012 6:09 PM CDT
Only cowards attack an animal with no chance to escape. They were in their stalls and couldn't run away. I've read too much about animal cruelty lately - the worse being someone who set a poor horse on fire.
793tango
Sep 19, 2012 4:34 PM CDT
What kind of sick SOB attacks an animal? Hope thy find this jerk soon and throw the book at him. UNFORTUNATELY animal cruelty is usally a misdemenor crime. But since they're police horses they might be able to get something sterner on the guy.
butterbutterbutter
Sep 19, 2012 2:53 PM CDT
Apparently... Det. Mike Logan left NYPD for Chicago