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Rowdy stallion runs amok in town by smashing windows

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 May 2015

Police alerted as buildings including homes and café come under attack by horse.

Video footage showing the horse peering into a window before sidling up beside it and kicking it. Picture: TVK Kolpashevo 

It is an episode that has taken the name Crazy Horse to a whole new level.

Residents of a town in the Tomsk region of Siberia have complained to police about a rowdy stallion that has repeatedly broken windows and caused damage to buildings.

Over the past week Kolpashevo’s 24,000 inhabitants have been plagued by attacks by the animal, some of which were captured on CCTV.

Damage was caused at the Northern Electrics Network building on May 19, with video footage showing the horse peering into a window before sidling up beside it and kicking it.

Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo

Rowdy stallion breaks the window in Northern Electrics Network and barbeque café, scaring the waitress. Pictures: TVK Kolpashevo 

Another closed circuit camera showed the stallion doing the same at a barbeque café at the pier on May 22, with the window frame broken. The incident took place at 5am so luckily there were no customers inside, only the waitress.

The animal came back later in the evening and this time there were two men inside, who tried to scare it away.

Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo

The horse’s owner, Andrey Zyranov, has promised to pay for all the repairs to the broken windows. Pictures: TVK Kolpashevo 

A number of attempts have been made to catch the horse, including using a mare as bait, but it has so far eluded capture. In the meantime it has continued to try and break windows, including at several houses across the town.

'He ran around and then, bang, hit our window with his hooves,' said eyewitness Margarita Pukhova. 'If it was not a double-glazed window, he would definitely have jumped into our house.'

Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo

Margarita Pukhova: 'If it was not a double-glazed window, he would definitely have jumped into our house.' Pictures: Vesti.ru 

The horse’s owner, Andrey Zyranov, has promised to pay for all the repairs to the broken windows. He also said its actions were as a result of a bad experience with other horses.

He said: 'Another stallion came and stole his herd and then beat him. Now he wants to conquer his mare again and I think maybe he sees that stallion in the window [reflection] and tries to take revenge.

Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo


Crazy horse in Kolpashevo

Andrey Zyranov: 'Now he wants to conquer his mare again and I think maybe he sees that stallion in the window [reflection] and tries to take revenge.' Pictures: TVK Kolpashevo 

'We are trying to catch him. He walks nearby but when we come closer he turns around and runs away. He runs from one place to another.

'It is impossible to kill him as some special permission needed. For me it is easier to kill him than to bear such costs [of the windows]. It is not known how long he is going to do this.'

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