SAVANNAH, GA (March 19, 2012): A 24-year-old Duluth, GA., man who struck a police horse and then tried to outrun three of them Sunday morning has been charged with three offenses from the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.
Sebastian Konrad Laski was apprehended by a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Officer after he resisted arrest twice in the 1:15 a.m. incident.
Laski slapped a police horse on the rear as three mounted officers were maintaining crowd control on Congress Lane between Barnard and Jefferson streets, and went limp and fell to the ground when the officers tried to arrest him. Then he stood and ran, leaving his shirt behind with the three mounted officers in pursuit.
The shirtless man running through the crowd was easy to spot for a walking officer who took him into custody. Laski continued to resist causing abrasions to both himself and the officer. Both were treated by Emergency Medical Services.
Laski was charged with two counts of obstruction of a police officer and striking a police animal.
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