Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Neigh Means No

Man accused of harassing horse
By Paula Horton, Herald staff writer
A 26-year-old Kennewick man was arrested after repeatedly harassing a neighbor's horse, causing it to twice break through an electrical and barbed-wire fence in Finley, authorities said.

In one incident, Brandon R. Hankel, was reportedly spotted inside the corral chasing after the horse, by the horse's owner, said Benton County sheriff's Capt. Steve Keane on Monday.

Deputies were first called to the home at 215004 E. Erickson Road about 8 p.m. Thursday, then responded to a similar call there at 4 a.m. Friday.

In the first incident, the horse's owner said she saw a bald man in a black T-shirt and blue shorts on the property by her horse corral scaring her horse enough to break through the fence, Keane said.

Around 3:30 a.m. Friday, she was awakened by her son after hearing the horse going crazy again. When the owner looked out her bedroom window, she said she saw the same bald-headed man inside the corral, Keane said.

Hankel reportedly was chasing after the horse and apparently didn't have pants on.

Deputies were able to identify Hankel, who lives next door, as a suspect and arrest him.

He was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree trespassing.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Was he a pinto?

mikey said...

Just what are your inTENtions toward mah horse, young man?

Substance McGravitas said...

The horse DIDN'T WANT HIM.

Find another ride, guy!

herr doktor bimler said...

Morally, is this better or worse than flogging dead horses? I am conflicted.

Substance McGravitas said...

Consider the dead horse's feelings. Was there a romantic offering? Were provisions made for a safe word?

Rusty Shackleblart said...

Triggered again.

M. Bouffant said...

Ah, the Tri-Cities. Been through their airport more than once.

But what is it w/ Washington State & horsey-sex? Remember the farm in Western Wash. that hit the news a yr. or two ago?

More organized than this opportunist, at least.

Another Kiwi said...

Gee I bet he feels sheepish. It would have caused less trouble, anyway.

ckc (not kc) said...

...and apparently didn't have pants on.

...that's SO sad!! (that they couldn't tell)

[Verification word: "bugge" - not that I'm paranoid!]

Substance McGravitas said...

...that's SO sad!! (that they couldn't tell)

But the horse was FRIGHTENED. Maybe he's just THAT HAIRY.

her said...

Surely you are acquainted with the concept of a stalking-horse.