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MCSO: 2 arrested after horse abuse caught on video

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 17:13:50-04

Two people accused of animal cruelty against horses earlier this month have been arrested, Maricopa County officials say.

On Thursday, MCSO says 20-year-old Lawrence Weinhart and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on burglary and animal cruelty charges.

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The animal cruelty lasted half an hour in Desert Foothills during the overnight hours of September 2.

The horse that was attacked most was elderly and trapped inside a pen.

“He was crashing into the rails, trying to do everything to get away from them -- to get out of his pen,” said Sean, the horse’s owner.

Video shows the suspects repeatedly throwing large five- to 10-pound rocks at the fenced-in animal.

Camera captures men throwing rocks at, punching corralled horses