Decorative horse decapitated by drunken siblings

The headless horse. (Saugerties police photo)

The headless horse. (Saugerties police photo)

The drunken decapitation of “Endor,” the Galloping’ Around Saugerties horse located outside of the Dutch Tavern on Main Street, led to the arrest of siblings Judah J. Signor, 28, of Greenville, N.C. and Deborah A. Signor of Brooklyn on Sept. 5.

At around midnight, according to town police, Judah Signor decided to rip off the armor-clad stallions head and, police said, proceeded to throw it into traffic. Police pursued the suspect and, after what police said was a “short foot pursuit,” took him into custody. Once at the station, officers attempted to process him on a felony charge of third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, a misdemeanor.

After his arrest, the brother, police said, became hostile with police officers, refusing to give police his information, kicking items in the booking room and hitting an officer.


Upon visiting police headquarters to inquire after her brother, police said Deborah Signor became impatient with the police dispatcher, demanding answers to her questions. She decided to pull the fire alarm, police said, summoning the Saugerties Fire Department and getting for herself a charge for the felony offense of second-degree falsely reporting an incident.

The two were arraigned in the Saugerties Village Court. Both were sent to Ulster County Jail, the brother in lieu $5,000 or a $10,000 bail bond and the sister in lieu of $2,500.

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