Three people are facing charges for allegedly slapping a police horse during an annual celebration at an Ontario university.
The alleged assault of Murney the horse occurred during Queen's University's homecoming celebrations, an annual event that usually includes booze-fuelled shenanigans.
One video showed a woman running up to a horse and slapping it — only to get kicked herself:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 16, 2016
Police won't say whether that woman is one of the three people charged, reported VICE.
The force did release some details about the suspects: one of the men is an Algonquin College student from Ottawa, while the other is from the Cobourg, Ont. area. A woman who attends Queen's is the third person facing a charge.
If convicted, the three could be looking at 18 months in jail, according to Global News, or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
— Kingston Police (@kingstonpolice) October 16, 2016
There were 19 arrests and a total of 166 charges or tickets handed out at the homecoming event this year, most of them booze-related. That's down from 203 total charges last year. Progress!
Click here for more statistics from the homecoming. (Yes, so much happens that police track statistics for the event every year.)