As I exited the Metro just before 9PM I ran right into an arrest, complete with horses.
An attractive young man passing by asked if maybe the fellow in cuffs was caught feeding the animals, but since the creatures were contained butt-out in their trailer, I didn't think so.
I spoke with one of the police officers who had been transporting the horses. He said they came across the now-arrested man on their way out of the neighborhood for the night. No hard criminal here, he was just drunk and belligerent.
The officer also told me, "We try to keep the neighborhood safe."
Yes, they do, not always successfully - but they were certainly present and in control this time. And hey - they brought the horses!