Taylor Hendricks, 22, is charged with assault after he was ejected from the Philadelphia Eagle playoff. For anyone who has been to a Philly game, that is hardly a surprise. However, Hendricks is charged with assaulting a police horse named Nicky by repeatedly punching the horse in the face.
Hendricks was intoxicated and without a ticket when he was kicked out of the stadium. That is when he started punching Nicky in the face, neck and shoulder. His blows also grazed the leg of the mounted officer.
He is now charged with aggravated assault, trespassing and taunting a police animal. It is not clear if the aggravated assault is based on his contact with the leg of the officer.
According to news reports, he pleaded guilty to two prior charges of public drunkenness. He is a graduate of West Chester University and is reportedly working as a district manager for a large payroll company in Allentown. The question is whether the payroll company will move to separate itself from a man who gets drunk and beats up defenseless animals. We have discussed how employers have fired employees for misconduct at stadiums or obnoxious conduct outside of work.
Do you believe that an employer should fired an employee for such conduct outside of the workplace?