A 23-year-old Philadelphia woman was arrested Saturday in Harrisburg after she allegedly attacked a state police horse with a flag pole during a protest, authorities said.
Lisa Joy Simon was still in custody Monday night at the Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges of aggravated assault to police, taunting police animals, resisting arrest, and related offenses.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m Saturday mounted officers with the Pennsylvania State Police and Harrisburg Police were conducting crowd control at an Act For America rally against Islamic religious laws being followed in the United States.
A state police corporal and his horse, Sampson, were attempting to move a crowd from the street onto a sidewalk in the 1200 block of Sixth Street when Simon allegedly struck the horse in the side of the neck with the flag pole, which has a silver nail on the tip.
Harrisburg police officers tried to arrest her and she resisted, police said.