who the hell does that?
An American motorist ran over and killed a mother duck as she walked her 12 ducklings across a shopping centre, a court heard.
Joshua Linhares turned his car in the direction of the birds and drove straight at the mother mallard.
A jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, yesterday took just 15 minutes to convict the 25-year-old of animal cruelty.
Orphaned: Joshua Linhares was convicted of animal cruelty after running over the mother of these 12 ducklings
Assistant District Attorney T.J. Rebello told the town's district court: 'The high rate of speed he drives off in shows this was something more than an accident.'
Convicted: Joshua Linhares claimed he did not see the ducks
Jurors were shown a CCTV video taken from Macyís in the Dartmouth Mall, which captured the moment Linharesí car struck the mother mallard duck as she crossed a car park with her ducklings.
The motorist claimed he did not see the birds when he drove into the middle of a three-way intersection last June.
After striking the duck, he said he slowed down and then drove away without stopping because he panicked.
'I was nervous. I didnít know what to do,' Linhares told the court.
But a woman shopper who saw the incident said the driver 'turned sharply' and accelerated towards the ducks.
The mother mallard had been nesting for at least five years in a retention pond in Dartmouth town centre, an animal control officer said.
Prosecutors had called for Linhares to spend a year in jail, but he was sentenced to 12 months probation.
The orphaned ducklings were temporarily adopted by a Westport family until they were released into the wild.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1234715/US-driver-convicted-running-mother-duck.html#ixzz0ZRaWXGPw
who the hell does that?
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Nasty little bastard.
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Aw, poor little ducklings...
I'm glad it went to court and all but they should have given him time in prison. Sick bastard.
"Well isn't that special"
What the fuck? I bet the bastard didn't think he'd get caught.
And this guy looks fucking semi-retarded(not mentally challenged like the guys I work with) but just fucking slack-jawed semi-fucking-retarded.
The longer I live, the more I hate people. What is wrong with some people? Honestly, I can't get over the sadistic stuff that some do.
That said, I would love to see him run over, again and again and again.
What a hateful heart he has to do that.
What the fuck is wrong with people? That is so sick. I hope he gets bird flu and dies. Stupid little fuck
Act normal and the crowd will accept you. Act deranged and they will make you their leader
He looks like a stupid inbred asshole. I'd like to run him over with a steamroller.
What a fucking needledick bastard. How can someone have such a cruel cruel heart. Poor babies.
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