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Man Commits Fowl Crime

According to the Star Tribune, a Denver businessman could face jail time and a $5,000 fine for ripping the head off a tame duck at the Embassy Suites in St. Paul.

The 26-year-old is being held in jail on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and will appear in court Monday. The man was staying at the hotel, which has a pond with eight domestic ducks inside the lobby and atrium, according to police.

"One of the security guards watched [the man] corner one of the ducks and tear its head off from its body," said Sgt. John Wuorinen, citing the report. (http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1440073.html) It occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday police said.

The Pioneer Press reports that Clark turned to onlookers and said: "I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it," said Wuorinen, quoting from the report. They also identify the man as Scott D. Clark. Police believe that alcohol played a role in the incident.