The Florida man accused of killing a 19-year-old Chilean Flamingo named “Pinky,” apparently killed his neighbor’s dogs several years ago, reported Wednesday’s publication of the Tampa Bay Times. The accused flamingo killer, identified as 45-year-old Joseph Anthony Corrao, of Orlando, has already walked free from jail after posting bail, but his troubles are not over.
Corrao is facing a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly causing injuries to the flamingo, who was a beloved ambassador at Busch Gardens. The incident which claimed Pinky’s life took pace at the Busch Gardens park on August 2. Witnesses claim that Corrao picked the bird up and threw her to the ground – the reason for the vicious attack remains unclear.
According to a prior publication of the Tampa Bay Times, Corrao fatally shot his neighbor’s two chained dogs in 2013. Corrao has a history of operating on the wrong side of the law – aside from cruelty to animals, he has also faced drug charges, child abuse charges, DUIs and a charge for hit and run.
Original story about this sad situation here.