Dillon Pearce is in trouble again.
Let's re-cap. Last May, he and a bunch of pals decided to smash in the back window of a police car, and pour feces into it. The feces was delivered via cups from a restaurant he and his pals were hanging out in prior to the incident. Classy.
He must not have gotten much of a consequence for that little prank because currently, 11 months later, he is driving a big ol' Hummer around town running over baby ducklings. Truly, I'm supposed to say "allegedly" running over ducklings despite the many witness accounts of the incident.
This kid, now age 19 and charged as an adult, was driving through a McDonalds for lunch, where there happen to be an adult duck and several baby ducks walking around the parking lot. I'm quite familiar with this area and know there is water nearby, and ducks are often wandering around. The passenger in Mr. Pearce's car jumped out and tried to pick up one of the ducklings, but did not succeed due to the dismay and shouts of McDonalds employees. The two in the Hummer parked in the lot to eat for about 15 minutes. Then...
Mr. Pearce, according to spectators' reports, took his big ol' Hummer and ran down four of the baby ducklings, killing them. On purpose. As if putting on a show.
I am happy to report that Dillon Pearce was arrested a short time later at a nearby gas station for killing the animals. I have since learned that deliberately killing waterfowl is a Federal offense. Aaaaahhhh....that makes me feel a little better.
This kid is driving his Hummer down a road of destruction. The fact that he thinks running over ducklings is funny, or even acceptable, is disturbing. He obviously needs help. Unfortunately, after he "hires a private lawyer", he may not get much of a consequence. He was released on a $5000 bond and will be in court May 4th.
A different man in Washtenaw county got jailtime recently for killing a Parrot....so perhaps there is hope that something similar will happen to Pearce. It sounds to me like this is a spoiled kid who needs a heck of a wake up call.
I still get upset thinking of it, hoping there weren't little kids who witnessed it. What a horrible picture to have in their heads. Perhaps Mr. Pearce should think about that? How many little kids could he have really upset by his actions? I'm guessing he wouldn't care about that either.
There were over 200 comments on the article in the newspaper, many agreeing that punishment should be time served at the Humane Society. I think, if found guilty, he deserves both. Prison might make him think twice next time, and maybe some time forced to care for animals will brew some compassion within him?
I don't know. A troubled kid. An awful incident. This is what got to me today.
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