Odds and ends for July 14


Ore. police horse is karate-kicked

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested a 29-year-old man accused of running up to a police horse, uttering a “karate-like battle cry” and delivering “a jumping, double kick” to the horse’s right thigh.

Police say the horse named Olin was unfazed and unhurt Wednesday. A police spokesman notes Olin outweighed his attacker, Joseph Cruz, by about 1,000 pounds.

Porker threatens kids in the woods

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.

Capt. Rick Stubbert said the children were walking along a trail in the wooded area between the local middle school and the high school at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when the pig confronted them “screaming at the kids and chasing them.”

The children were so frightened they flagged down a police officer. Police did not disclose the children’s age.

Officers, including animal control, responded to the scene, and although they found tracks that confirmed the pig was real, they didn’t find the animal.

Stubbert says he doesn’t know where the pig came from or why it might have been acting aggressively.

 

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