Man arrested for ripping head off live duck
A man staying at an Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul ripped the head off a duck in the hotel lobby early Saturday Morning, according to police reports.
Scott Clark, 26, corned the duck in the lobby, and then, telling onlookers, "I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it," removed the head of the duck from its body, according to St. Paul police Sgt. John Wuorinen, reports the Pioneer Press.
Clark, who was staying at the hotel on a business trip, is from Denver, Colorado. According to WCCO, he will remain in jail until Monday when he will appear in court on suspicion of felony animal cruelty.
Clark faces a possible fine of $5,000 and the possiblity of spending two years in jail, according to KSTP.
The use of ducks in the lobby at Embassy Suites was questioned by Tim Shields, general counsel with the Minnesota Federated Humane Societies. "I think Embassy Suites needs to take another look at this and review how they keep ducks safe, or use fish like most hotels would use," Shields said, according to WCCO.