Inflated penises, assaulted horses: A grand time in Kansas

WICHITA — Wichita police have arrested three people in an incident that began when a man threw an inflatable penis at an officer's horse.

Officers were patrolling the Old Town are of Wichita on horseback at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday when they came across a large group of women in their early- to mid-20s who'd been celebrating at a bachelorette party, police said.

Also in the group was a 24-year-old man, one of the women's brother. He was carrying a 5-foot-long inflatable penis, police said.

"While he was joking around with this toy, he launched this large toy toward one of our officers, who was on horseback," police spokesman Gordon Bassham said.

The toy struck the officer's horse, causing the horse to get spooked, he said.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of battery of a law enforcement officer, in this case, the horse.

A woman, upset at the arrest, grabbed the arresting officer's arm, police said. She too was arrested.

While the crowd was being dispersed, another woman in the party was arrested when she struck a horse's head, police said. The horse stepped on the foot of that woman, who was treated on the scene, then taken to jail.

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