A cruel teen found himself under arrest after the authorities viewed a video showing him riding a trapped mule deer. The troubling incident happened in Oregon and the video made its way to the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife, reports KGW News.
Officials were able to identify 18-year-old Jacob Belcher as the teen who was videotaped on the back of a distraught mule deer trapped inside of fencing. A news release recounts the animal’s extreme distress, “Throughout the video, the mule deer buck can be heard grunting and/or bleating,” the news release stated, “and after escaping the rider, the buck jumped into a linked fence, multiple times, attempting to escape the enclosure.”
Eventually the deer escaped but his condition is unknown. Belcher is facing charges of wildlife harassment and second-degree animal abuse. He was booked into the Harney County Jail. A second suspect, who allegedly filmed the cruel riding escapade, has been identified and interviewed – that individual may face charges of aiding in a wildlife offense.
(screenshot via KGW News)
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