A Bossier Parish man is locked up today accused of battery on a horse. In fact, he is suspected of hitting a police horse.

22-year-old Dontaveous Washington faces charges of being drunk in public and battery on an officer.

Here's the description officers wrote on the probable cause portion of the report:

While stumbling while walking on the sidewalk, suspect approached uniformed police officers on police horse and he began slapping the horse on the butt numerous times. Suspect was charged with public drunkeness and battery on an officer.