The young thug who laughed hysterically as he videoed himself purposely mowing down at least ten emus in a small town in South Australia was arrested on Friday. Jacob Macdonald, 20, has been identified as the alleged driver running the flightless birds over with his four-wheel-drive vehicle at more than 70 mph along a dirt road.
According to Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABCNews), Macdonald has been charged with four animal cruelty offenses, speeding and using his cellphone while behind the wheel of a vehicle. The 40-second video quickly went viral and had been posted on Facebook in order to help identify the person responsible for the egregious action and report the thug to authorities. At least ten emus were killed as they frantically tried to run for their lives.
“As the emus fell one-by-one MacDonald counted ‘one, two, three’ when each bird was hit. “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too … and that one!,” could be heard in the video.
The South Australian RSPCA had been notified and asked the public not to publicly shame suspects before charges had been levied. While trying to identify the alleged animal abuser, two other men had been mistakenly named and became victims of sharp criticism and ridicule.
In an interview with the West Australian, Macdonald stated the video was only meant for this friends, and it was no longer funny.
“It’s the biggest stuff up of my life. I’m not proud of it,” he stated.
He is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria in November.
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