This is ridiculous. 39 year old Blake Shock from Indiana is being charged with animal cruelty, according to Channel 8. Police say he fed seagulls on Gulfview Boulevard this week. After the birds came in for the food, witnesses say he swatted at them with a plastic shovel. They say one bird was hit and when it hit the ground, he hit the bird again. Fortunately the bird got away.
This guy apparently told police he was afraid of the birds. Then he said it was all in fun. He contended that since there were no signs posted, that he shouldn’t have been arrested. You’ve got to see this video. Jump ahead about half way through and you see an interview with the guy DEFENDING HIS ACTIONS.
Source: Channel 8