July 1st, 2010 09:10 EST
Man Arrested For Stealing Duck From Park
"An apparently hungry Chalmette man has been arrested for stealing a duck from a public park with the intent of cooking it up for a meal, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff`s Office said.
The Sheriff`s Office said Ashmeer Tahir, 38, 3713 Juno Drive, was booked with theft of an animal Monday after someone saw him remove a muscovie duck from Sidney Torres Park in Chalmette. A sheriff`s deputy found Tahir at his home with a duck inside a bucket in his van, the Sheriff`s Office said in a news release."
If this dude can afford to live in a house and drive a van, he can afford to go to a Chinese restaurant to satisfy his craving for a duck.
Even if he were homeless, there is no excuse for stealing a duck from a public park with the intention of eating it. There are plenty of soup kitchens in most cities where the indigent can satisfy their hunger.
It`s encouraging that a good citizen notified the authorities, whenever anybody witness animal cruelty he should call the cops.
This thief and animal abuser should be thrown in jail.
The lucky duck was taken back to the park and set free.
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