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Scottsdale woman faces charges for slapping police horse

Scottsdale woman faces charges for slapping police horse

CREATED Aug 4, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Scottsdale woman is being charged after police say she slapped one of their patrol horses.
   
Scottsdale police charged 25-year-old Selma Iris Gonzalez with intent to kill or harm a service animal, which could qualify as a felony.
   
Authorities say Gonzalez smacked Greyhawk the horse in the rear July 19 outside a nightclub in Scottsdale's entertainment district.
   
Police say the smack was loud enough to be heard by the crowd of bar patrons.
   
They say Greyhawk was spooked and could have started running into a crowd, possibly hurting others.
   
Gonzalez told police she was only petting the horse.