HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Philadelphia woman is jailed on charges she attacked a police horse during a weekend demonstration against Shariah law in Pennsylvania’s capital city.
Twenty-three-year-old Lisa Joy Simon was jailed Tuesday on charges including aggravated assault and taunting a police animal. Harrisburg police say she hit a state trooper’s horse in the neck with a flag pole that had a nail protruding from it. Neither the horse nor the trooper was badly injured.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Simon, who faces a preliminary hearing July 6.
Simon was one of several dozen people who gathered for the demonstration Saturday against Islamic law. The event was organized by ACT for America, which staged similar rallies in several other states. Some Muslim groups have said the protesters unfairly distort their beliefs.