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Cohoes man gets 30 days for punching horse outside Saratoga Springs bar

Cohoes man gets 30 days for punching horse outside Saratoga Springs bar

They don’t take kindly to horse punchers in the summer thoroughbred racing mecca of Saratoga Springs

They don’t take kindly to horse punchers in the summer thoroughbred racing mecca of Saratoga Springs.

Authorities say 37-year-old Jamison Johnson of Cohoes has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for punching a police horse after being ejected from a downtown Saratoga bar.

Police say Johnson was tossed out of the bar around 3 a.m. Aug. 15 and began yelling and swearing at the bar’s staff and nearby officers. Police say he then walked up to a police horse and rider on crowd-control duty and punched the animal in the face.

The horse wasn’t hurt.

Police say Johnson was arrested after a brief struggle with officers.

City court officials say Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted injury to a police animal and resisting arrest.

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