You remember back in January when a Philadelphia Eagles fan was arrested for punching a horse? Well, he’s back in the news after filing a lawsuit against the Eagles and two police officers involved in the incident.
The police accused the man, identified as Andrew Tornetta, of punching the police horse twice with a closed fist. But, as TMZ Sports so eloquently put it, “Tornetta says the allegations are horse crap.”
He claims he was the victim in this case, and that he was simply hanging out in the wrong place at the wrong time when the cops arrived to break up a violent tailgating incident.
Tornetta also said in the lawsuit that “at least two cops unsheathed their batons and began beating him multiple times” and claims he suffered “serious injuries to his back, skull and face,” per TMZ Sports.
He accuses the police of misleading investigators by saying he punched the horse, and he claims he is innocent of punching the horse or any person on purpose. He also claims he was “demonized on social media and internet sites reporting upon his assault on police and his cruelty towards an animal.”
Tornetta is suing a State Trooper and a Philly PD officer, claiming they were not properly trained, along with the Eagles.
After initially being charged with resisting arrest, failure to disperse and disorderly conduct, Tornetta had his charges dismissed following 12 hours of community service.