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Police offer 5K reward in stable break-in, injured horses

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for breaking into a police stable and injuring several horses last weekend.

Late Sunday night, officers assigned to the mounted stable unit arrived on the grounds of the South Shore Cultural Center and found 27 horse out of their stalls, said Lt. Paul Bauer, a commander of the Chicago Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit.
 
The horses were circling inside the stable’s arena and were shaking. The officers discovered that a rear window was used to get inside the facility in the 7000 block of S. South Shore Drive, Bauer said.

A 20-year-old horse named J.R. suffered swelling to the eye after intentionally being sprayed with a fire extinguisher. Another horse named Schott was hit on the back of its right leg and flank, apparently with the same extinguisher, police said.
 
Both horses were treated for their injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact police at 312-747-8382.

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