TURLOCK (AP) — Authorities say four deputies were injured, a horse was punched and five people were arrested in a brawl at the Stanislaus County Fair.
The sheriff’s deputies watching a line at a beer booth Sunday noticed a man wearing gang clothing who appeared to be drunk and trying to start fights.READ MORE: UPDATE: Oakland City Council Votes To Hire, Train More Police After Spike in Homicides
Authorities say the fair doesn’t allow gang symbols or clothing.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Clayton says while deputies talked to that man, another man began throwing punches, hitting two deputies, and other crowd members got involved.READ MORE: Larkspur Plan Would Convert Former Skilled Nursing Facility Into Housing For Homeless Adults
Authorities say a man punched a Sheriff’s Department horse that had knocked him down, spilling his beer.
Those arrested could be charged with assault on a peace officer.
The department says the deputies — and the horse — are fine.MORE NEWS: 'Amazon One' Contactless Payment Palm Reader Debuts On Santana Row In San Jose
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