Sports fans can get a bit rowdy when it comes to their favorite teams. Well, a bit rowdy might be a bit of an understatement, they can be down right stupid in a lot of senses. On January 13, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL playoff game, hosted in Philly, and the Eagles fans were just as crazy as usual.
One fan, 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks, somehow got into the game without possessing a ticket. While watching the game he managed to get severely drunk before being caught inside the stadium, unlawfully. When he was eventually tossed out on his rear-end, he didn't take it well in his intoxicated state.
As he was stumbling out of the game and down the street, he was visibly angry, and he decided it would be a good idea to take it out on some of the first people that he came into contact with. Unfortunately for him, those people happened to be police officers and a police horse.
It takes real effort to act as stupidly as Hendricks did that night.
After making it only a couple of blocks away from the stadium, Hendricks decided to take a couple swings at a mounted police officer, striking both the cop and his horse.
Hendricks struck the horse in the face, neck and shoulders (which based on how strong horses are, we assume it barely felt the drunken blows), and he even managed to hit the officer riding the horse in the legs. Neither the horse nor the officer were injured in the altercation.
Hendricks was arrested and has been charged with multiple offences, including: aggravated assault, taunting a police animal, simple assault and defiant trespass. Bail was set at $5,000 and Hendricks was released after posting 10 per cent of that.
We will update you on the story as more details are made available.