- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Rehoboth Beach Police say a Canadian man has been charged after his daughter lured a seagull to a hole in the sand and killed it with a plastic shovel.

The department says in a news release that officers were called to the beach Wednesday after complaints about a teenager trying to hit seagulls.

Officers say the 13-year-old put food into a hole in the sand to lure the birds, and tried to hit them with the shovel. Police say she hit and killed one seagull, which police found in a trashcan.

Authorities say officers found the girl’s father, 48-year-old Christian Lesieur of Quebec, Canada, drinking alcohol on the beach.

Lesieur was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. It is not known if he has a lawyer.

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