A California man has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally working over and killing two wild peacocks in northwest Los Angeles final month, police stated.
Floyd Belton, 61, turned himself in on Tuesday and is dealing with two counts of animal cruelty, KABC-TV reported, citing the L.A. County sheriff’s Misplaced Hills station as its supply.
Police started on the lookout for the suspect after surveillance footage surfaced. The incident wasn’t caught a digital camera, however a witness instructed police she noticed the motive force hit the birds moments later, in keeping with the station.
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Residents of the Chatsworth Lake Manor neighborhood – about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles – alleged that the motive force of a silver pickup truck deliberately hit the birds on a street.
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Belton was being held on $80,000 bail, the report stated. It was unclear whether or not he has a lawyer.
The Related Press contributed to this report.