Man arrested for burning Austin police horse with cigarette

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horseAUSTIN, TX – An Austin man has been charged for acting like a real horse’s enemy.

Police say Tyrone Branch crushed the lit end of a cigarette into a police horse, after he and other pedestrians got angry over seeing a woman get arrested. The horse, named Drago, violently jerked his head when he got burned, but he is reportedly recovering well.

Branch got charged with interfering with a police service animal.