Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Weston Muscovy Deaths

Miami's CBS-4 TV is reporting that a 17-year old Weston teen has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly driving through a Sunrise neighborhood and purposely attempting to run over Muscovy ducks. Police said they received a call from a resident who told them a car was circling the block and the male driver was intentionally hitting the ducks. When officers arrived they found four ducks dead and one seriously injured. The teen faces five felony counts of cruelty to animals. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a 10-thousand dollar fine.

Editor's Note: The parents will hire a lawyer and pay the minimal fine that will be imposed. The kid will eventually get a month or two of probation, and maybe some community service. Will he be forced to get counselling? Doubtful, though it might be the most helpful long term. I fear for the girls this young man dates and classmates that will share his schools in the future.