SLIPPERY ROCK TWP — An Allegheny County man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly spit on a police horse during Slippery Rock University homecoming weekend festivities.
Donte L. Broadus Jr., 21, of Braddock is accused of spitting on one of the horses from the state police Tactical Mounted Unit that was patrolling The Heights at Slippery Rock apartments shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Before the incident, according to court documents, police and apartment security officers had told Broadus to leave several times.
He was arraigned on a charge of illegally taunting a police animal and disorderly conduct. He is free on $2,500 bail.
Under state law, it's a crime to “taunt, torment, tease, beat, kick or strike” a police animal. The charge is a third-degree felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, a fine of up to $15,000, or both.
A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle Tuesday,