Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Austin Woman Hits Police Officer … and His Horse!

Do you ladies ever get so frustrated with a situation that you decide the only way to release your tension is to reach for a high-heeled shoe and smack a horse? No? Well, then, your coping techniques must differ from Ms. Corsha Beasley. When mounted officers tried to clear a crowd around 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the 21-year-old Austin woman refused to move and struck a police horse named Dusty with a shoe. Beasley did not end her abuse with this unlucky member of the equine family. When the officer who was riding Dusty bent down to protect his horse, Beasley attacked him with the same shoe.

I guess I can understand Corsha Beasley’s anger at the police. After all, they were trying to clear the crowd in order to respond to a 911 call. Beasley was rightfully livid that a potential emergency was interfering with her freedom to congregate in the middle of the street! What if there had been a fire in the area? I hate to imagine the damage she would have inflicted on a Dalmatian riding along with the responding fire truck!

All kidding aside, Beasley faces some serious consequences following the altercation. According to the Austin American-Statesman, she is now facing charges of interference with a police service animal, which is a second-degree felony, and assault on a police officer, a third-degree felony. She is being held with bail set at $30,000. If convicted, she could face up to twenty years in State prison.

At our offices in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Bertolino LLP has attorneys who specialize in issues of criminal defense. If you’ve been charged with a crime, involving shoe-to-horse contact or not, please contact us … we can provide the aggressive, quality legal representation that you need.

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