Francis Kelly Charged For Feeding Police Horses Sausage Rolls

Nov 15, 2012 | Updated Nov 15, 2012

When Francis Kelly fed Scottish police horses some delicious sausage rolls, the officers said, "NAAAAA-AAA-AY."

The 41-year-old Glasgow man was charged with breach of the peace on Sept. 26 for feeding cops' horses despite their demands to cut it out, the BBC learned today.

According to police documents, Kelly behaved in a "threatening or abusive manner" and got aggressive when officers denied his edible gifts.

It's yet unclear how he came in contact with the horses in the first place.

Kelly denies the crime. He is scheduled to stand trial at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace court in February.

A source close to the case told STV that "His view is simply that he thought the horses looked hungry, daft as that sounds."

Crimes involving police horses have happened before. Last month, two teens in Chicago were charged with breaking into a police department stable and spraying horses with a fire extinguisher. One of the horses suffered a chemical burn and another had a cut on his leg.

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