Man ac­cused of snap­ping chicken’s neck at Tar­get

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - NEWS -

HONOLULU (AP) — A 56-year-old man is ac­cused of snap­ping a chicken’s neck in front of an Oahu Tar­get store af­ter he was asked to leave be­cause he brought a dead black bird in with him.

Wal­ter An­der­son was ar­rested Nov. 3 shortly af­ter em­ploy­ees say he killed the chicken that was in a tree near the Kailua Tar­get and then grabbed an­other chicken from the tree and walked to the bus stop with it.

An­der­son pleaded not guilty Thurs­day to sec­ond-de­gree cru­elty to an­i­mals. He was re­leased af­ter post­ing $300 bail.

Tar­get em­ploy­ees al­lowed An­der­son to pur­chase the items in his cart de­spite him wav­ing a dead black bird at peo­ple, but then asked him to leave. That’s when they say he snapped the chicken’s neck be­fore walk­ing away car­ry­ing an­other chicken.

An em­ployee told the po­lice An­der­son killed the chicken “for no ap­par­ent rea­son in a cruel and in­hu­mane way.” The em­ployee said An­der­son was shout­ing pro­fan­i­ties when he killed the bird.

The store banned An­der­son.

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