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Tagger Sought After Marking LAPD Horse at Venice Beach

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An LAPD officer takes a picture after one of the department's horses was tagged at Venice Beach. (Credit: Damien Gilbert/Instagram)

A tagger at Venice Beach chose an unusual place to leave a mark earlier this week, and now police are searching for the person responsible.

The incident took place Tuesday as an LAPD horse named “Charly” was working a crime suppression detail at the beach, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Los Angeles Police Department.

At some point, a tagger wrote the letters “RBS” on the horse’s hind-quarters, the news release stated.

An image posted to Instagram showed an officer taking a picture of Charly following the incident.

The silver colored graffiti was removed from Charly later that evening, according to the news release.

The LAPD has requested the public’s help in identifying the person responsible.

Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 310-482-6313.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).