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Jul-09-2014 22:25printcomments

Man Tries to Super Kick Police Horse in Oregon

The jumping karate kick didn't even phase, or hurt the horse, who police say outweighs the suspect by some 1,000 pounds.

Portland Police Horse
Photo Courtesy: Portland Police

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Sometimes you think you have heard it all when reporting the news. But on Wednesday in Portland, Oregon that all changed for this reporter.

Portland Police say at about 11;20 a.m., Mounted Patrol Units were on patrol in Portland's Old Town district near northwest 6th Avenue and northwest Hoyt Street, which is just in front of the Greyhound Bus Terminal, and stopped to speak with a group of people.

While officers were speaking with the group, 29-year-old Joseph Cruz ran up from behind Olin, one of the police horses. Police say Cruz yelled out a battle cry and struck Olin with a jumping, double kick to his right thigh.

The jumping karate kick didn't even phase, or hurt Olin, who police say outweighs Cruz by some 1,000 pounds, and the horse was not injured. Cruz landed, uninjured as well, and Olin and his officer were able to take him into custody.

Cruz was wanted on an outstanding warrant, and charged with interfering with a law enforcement animal.

Police did not say if the suspect was on drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.



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