Elpidio Prieto faces charges of grand theft and animal cruelty.
According to a Miami-Dade police report, a witness saw Prieto beating and riding a horse on Southwest 177th Avenue near Southwest 184th Street and called police.
When asked if he owned the horse, Prieto angrily said, "No," but then changed his answer, the report said.
"The horse appeared thin and its front left leg was lame," the report said. "The horse had multiple ropes secured around its mouth and neck, causing it to endure great discomfort and a saddle sore on its back."
Police said a man came forward to report that Prieto stole the horse, valued at $2,000, from his farm.
Full Name: Elpidio Torres Prieto
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair Color: BLK
Eye Color: BRO
Time: 2:06 PM
Total Bond: $6000
#1 GRAND THEFT 3RD DEGREE
NOTES: CUST REL CT1 5000 CT2 1000 RELEASE TO FT.LAUDERDALE HOSPITAL
#2 ANIMALS/CRUELTY TO
(Local10 - Dec 28, 2016)