In a brutal display of animal cruelty, a 16-year-old teen has been arrested in Ontario, California for allegedly striking and killing a duck with a golf club on the golf course at Whispering Lakes. The boy has been charged with felony animal abuse and has been released to the custody of his parents.
According to Abc7News, the teen shared a video of him hitting the duck on social media Wednesday evening. The body of the dead duck was later discovered, according to the Ontario Police Department.
Members of the Colony High School golf team had been practicing on Wednesday afternoon when one of the boys accidentally hit a duck while he was teeing off. The boy later told authorities he killed the duck to put it out of its misery, however police are probing further into the investigation. Detective Melissa Ramirez stated she started receiving calls about the 45 second video shortly after it was posted online.
“They went as far as to share it on a social media platform, so you wonder, ‘What was your purpose? Was it amusing to you? Do you think other people would thinks it’s amusing? It’s very concerning,” Detective Ramirez stated.
The school is cooperating with police and animal cruelty investigators. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Det. Joe Tirre at 909.395.2862. The youngster’s name has not been published because of his age.
The video can be seen at this link.
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