Prosecutors allege the tiny equine scammed people out of tens of thousands of dollars by offering “miracle cures” for COVID-19, selling overpriced hoodies, and even setting up a fictitious charity.
“We first became suspicious of this horse when we received several complaints from people who had fallen victim to his schemes,” said Chief of Police John Smith. “We set up a sting operation and were able to catch the horse red-hooved.”
The miniature horse, who has been identified as “Chris,” immediately posted bail and fled Ontario for Alberta shortly after. In spite of his small size, officials say Chris has proven to be quite cunning, using his charisma to manipulate his victims.
“It’s amazing that a horse this stupid managed to con anyone,” said Crown prosecutor Rachel Thompson. “We will not rest until justice is served and Chris is held accountable for his actions.”
The trial is set to begin at 11 a.m. on January 4th.