Bird shot dead: shooter drives away laughing
By TIMES WIRES
Published March 20, 2007
A laughing man in a green pickup drove to a family's property Sunday, stepped out and opened fire on their bird before speeding away, witnesses told authorities. Kimberley Kinney told Pasco sheriff's deputies she heard a gunshot from inside her house at 40455 Otis Allen Road about 7:30 p.m. When she walked outside, one of her guinea fowl, a domesticated bird that looks like a partridge, was dead in the driveway. Kinney's husband and son, who were outside fixing a gate, saw the shooter pull up in a truck and climb out with a long-barrelled gun. He fired the gun at the ground, and when Richard Kinney looked up, the man was laughing, according to a report. He followed the truck as it sped off but lost sight of it. No arrests have been made. The bird was valued at $30.
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