ST. PETE: Woman Arrested for Battery on a Police Horse

According to a story on, the St. Petersburg Police Deaprtment (SPPD) arrested a woman who they said slapped a police horse on the nose early Saturday morning.

According to reports, the police officer was trying to control crowds in the 100 block of First Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg, at about 3:00 a.m., when Stephanie Six, 29, slapped the horse.Police said Six also “pushed off against the horse with her other hand.”

After she was released from the Pinellas Couny Jail Sunday, Six called in to Bay News 9 to tell her side of the story.

Six said her and a group of friends were leaving Durty Nelly’s in downtown St. Petersburg when a police officer told them to leave.

According to Six, she didn’t understand why and continued to wait for one of her friends (who was in an altercation and later tased) which is when the two officers came in on their horses.

“A horse was literally right in my face all of a sudden, so I put my hand up into his face as a reaction,” she said. “They’re saying I slapped this horse when that’s not the case. I was basically getting it out of my face. I just moved his face out of my face, I did not hit him.”Six was arrested and charged with Battery on a Police Horse, a First Degree Misdemeanor in the State of Florida.

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