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11-27-2007, 09:19 PM
Man arrested for assaulting deputy's horse

Updated: Nov 26, 2007 04:12 PM EST

A man spent some of his Thanksgiving in jail, after hitting a law enforcement horse.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Andre Cervoni was intoxicated Thursday just before 2 a.m. on Siesta Key.

That evening was the Siesta Key Thanksgiving "Turkey Trot" and mounted patrols were working on Ocean Blvd. Deputies say Cervoni intentionally bumped into a female deputy while walking, then, when advised not to touch the deputies, began to harass the horse that the deputy was riding.

A report says Cervoni then hit the horse on the rear, causing it to lunge forward.

He was taken to the Sarasota County jail and released on $120 bond.