A man was arrested after smacking a mountain police horse’s rear.
Olawale Ayodeji Agbede was seen slapping the animal four times on the rear.
The horse, which was dressed with visible police department patches, moved away from the man after being hit.
The man was taken into custody after trying to escape and was found in a nearby parking lot.
Agbede told police that he struck the horse only twice and the reason was because he was scared it would knock him over.
The man will face charges in connection with striking or interfering with a police animal.