FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Frostburg say a 14-year-old boy fatally stabbed a city park duck.

The Cumberland Times-News reported that city workers found a distinctive knife protruding from the dead bird’s back Thursday morning.

Frostburg police said Friday evening that an investigation led them to the 14-year-old. Criminal charges for aggravated animal cruelty and animal cruelty were forwarded to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. The youth was released to his parents.

The domesticated duck was one of four that were released at the Glendening Recreational Complex about a year ago.

City worker Dave Pennington says he had just returned the ducks to the pond Tuesday. He says they spent the winter in a pen he built for them at his home.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (7)
  1. Say What says:

    People of any age who do these things are mentally unbalanced and need to be taught a severe lesson.

  2. Fred Meyer says:

    Well…if he can stab a chicken and a turkey we could all have turduken!!!!

  3. Em says:

    Isn’t this how serial killers get started? Stop this little freak NOW!!!!

  4. lisa m says:

    this child needs therapy. it starts with small helpless animals and by the time he is 20 he will be a serial killer.

  5. robertryan says:

    This little prick needs to spend a month in prison & have the snot beat out of him while having his keister hole widened the size of a drain spout.

  6. the mechanic says:

    The duck forgot to duck!

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