By Associated Press - Monday, September 14, 2015

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man has been charged with a felony after driving his Audi into a flock of seagulls, killing three of them.

The Westerly Sun reports ( ) that 19-year-old Hunter Latham of Westerly is charged with maliciously killing or wounding animals in a parking lot at Misquamicut (mis-KWAH’-mih-cut) State Beach.

Police say witnesses saw the Audi rev its engine then drive through the flock at a high rate of speed on Sunday.

According to a police report, Latham told an officer he thought it “would be funny to drive through a flock of seagulls, scare them and watch them fly away.” He acknowledged accidentally striking one of them, the report said.

Latham turned himself in and was released pending a court date. He did not immediately return a call for comment.


Information from: The Westerly Sun,

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