An Eagles fan was arrested after allegedly punching a police horse outside playoff game

  • A Philadelphia Eagles fan was arrested after allegedly punching a police horse.
  • The man was charged with aggravated assault, taunting police animals, simple assault, and trespassing, and has since been released on bail.
  • After the incident, a local news crew asked Eagles fans how they felt about the incident, where Philadelphians stood strongly against the fans' actions.


Philadelphia fans are known for their rowdiness, but during Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons one fan may have taken things to a new level when he was arrested after allegedly punching a police horse.

22-year-old Taylor Fredericks had already been kicked out of Lincoln Financial Field for being intoxicated and it was determined he did not have a ticket to the game. Outside the stadium, things got messy. Per Philadelphia magazine:

According to a police spokesperson, Hendricks allegedly walked up to a mounted officer and began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulders. He also hit the cop in the legs, say police. Fortunately, the cop and the horse were not injured.

Fredericks is charged with aggravated assault, taunting police animals, simple assault, and trespassing. He has since been released on bail.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Cornerback Jalen Mills #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons with a score of 15 to 10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Defensive end Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 15-10. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons attempts to make a catch against cornerback Ronald Darby #41 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Wide receiver Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a first-down pass as he is tackled by cornerback Ronald Darby #41 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Outside linebacker Nigel Bradham #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammate defensive end Derek Barnett #96 after sacking quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Running back LeGarrette Blount #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled as he runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles misses a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after Jake Elliott #4 kicked a 53 yard field goal against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Cornerback Jalen Mills #31 and defensive back Randall Goforth #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles take a knee in the endzone before playing against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Injured Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with teammate Trey Burton #88 prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons makes a call while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Running back Tevin Coleman #26 of the Atlanta Falcons runs the ball against cornerback Jalen Mills #31 and defensive end Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 13: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Fox29 interviewed fans about the incident. Eagles supporters disavowed Fredericks' actions, speaking out strongly against horse-punching. "Come out here and punch a horse? Especially when there's a cop on it? That's just... crazy," said one Eagles fan. "Not too smart — does not reflect Eagles fans, or what we're about," said another.

"You have 65,000 people. 64,999 are fine, and one punches a horse. Y'know, these things happen anywhere," said another.

 

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