A man punched and kicked three carriage horses in Central Park Monday before saying he had a knife, one of the carriage drivers alleged, according to The Madison Leader Gazette.
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Nurettin Kirbiyik, 47, owns the horse, an 11-year-old Gypsy/Morgan cross named Dennis, according to The New York Post. Kirbiyik alleged that the man washed his shirt in the “horse-drinking water” when he started talking to Dennis, The New York Post reported.
“I look away, I was scared, I didn’t want to look at him,” Kiribyik told the outlet.
“He raised his hand to punch my horse but I pulled my horse back so he could barely touch my horse,” Kaya told The Madison Leader Gazette.
The man allegedly threatened to punch Kaya and said, “I have a knife,” before disappearing.