A bizarre crime is getting the attention of law enforcement in Hendricks County.
The sheriff’s department has received reports of someone breaking into farms and pastures and cutting the tails off horses.
Horse hair is worth thousands of dollars on the internet as well as the black market.
It is used for jewelry, as well as “phony pony” hair extensions in horse shows.
It’s also mean and cruel to the horse.
The thieves face possible charges of criminal mischief, trespassing and animal cruelty.
So far there are not leads.