Police have arrested two suspects on suspicion of bringing a horse into the elevator of a luxury apartment building in Tel Aviv.
The arrests come as security camera footage showing them bringing the horse into the elevator is shared widely on social media. The horse is led into the elevator by one of the suspects, and the door closes behind them, but horse and suspect then come back out.
“I came to visit a friend. I didn’t think it would be a problem to bring a horse into the building. It wasn’t written anywhere that it’s forbidden to bring a horse in. I couldn’t leave it outside. It’s an expensive horse and it would be stolen from me,” the horse’s owner tells police investigators, according to Channel 12 news.
The network says the two were arrested after a resident of the building saw the security video and contacted police.
One of the suspects was released under conditions, while the second remains in custody over suspicions he violated house arrest in an unrelated matter.
The two are suspected of abusing the horse and police have asked Tel Aviv Municipality veterinarians to verify the animal was not abused.
— ynet עדכוני (@ynetalerts) April 27, 2021