PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are welcoming a new member to their ranks.READ MORE: 4 White Men Accused Of Assaulting Black Man In Mercer County
But this member is a bit of a dark horse right now.
His name is Guinness, and he’s from Evans City.
Pittsburgh Police introduced their new horse to the public today on their Twitter account.
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Guinness is a Percheron Paint Mix, he stands at 17.3 hands high and weighs in at about 1,800 pounds.
An officer was taking private lessons on Guinness when the horse’s owner offered to sell him to Pittsburgh Police.
That’s when P3R, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., jumped in and donated the money used to purchase Guinness.MORE NEWS: Christian Ross Facing Arson Charges In Massive Fire That Destroyed Historic South Side Building
He will now become part of the Pittsburgh Police Mounted Unit.