Man Charged With Killing Ducklings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR -- An Ann Arbor man has been charged with a felony after authorities say he deliberately ran over and killed four ducklings with a Hummer in a fast food restaurant parking lot. and the Detroit Free Press report 19-year-old Dillon Pearce was charged Tuesday in 15th District Court in Ann Arbor with one count of killing/torturing animals. During his arraignment, he told the court he planned to hire a private lawyer.
The court says Wednesday morning he had no attorney on record yet. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 4.
Ann Arbor police say he ran over four of at least eight ducklings a McDonald's parking lot on Monday evening. He was arrested at a nearby gas station.
If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

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  • by James Location: Lansing on Apr 28, 2011 at 04:59 AM
    What many of you don't realize is that they will likely release a rapist or drunk driver that killed someone, to make room for this guy in prison.
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      by RT on Apr 29, 2011 at 08:53 AM in reply to James
      No,'re wrong on this one.
  • by ak Location: fowlerville on Apr 27, 2011 at 07:13 PM
    What a SOB. What did he get from killing them?? Throw the book at him. Hummer driving idiot!

    (I want to use another word but I can't here). What would God think about this and other people who hurt animals. I am positive they will be going down and not up when they get up there.
  • by lisa Location: eatonrapids on Apr 27, 2011 at 06:35 PM
    wow guess i better not hit a squarel or even a bee i just might go to prison i love animals also and yea what he did was wrong but prison time come on this is totally stupid
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      by RT on Apr 29, 2011 at 08:54 AM in reply to lisa
      I'll bet you'd feel differently if this guy purposely ran over your family pet just for the fun of it.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Apr 27, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    The world is not getting worse, it is in fact getting better. The only problem Mr Dillion had is he ran them over without a permit. As long as you bribe the state up front, then killing animals is okay. Don't think for a second shooting an animal is any worse than running them over. Hunting is a blood sport scantioned by the State. The hypocritcal law to charge this guy with a felony is absurd.
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      by RT on Apr 29, 2011 at 08:52 AM in reply to John
      John...all I can say is if you eat meat YOU'RE the true hippocrite here. That steak you ate last night didn't just jump onto that styrofoam package at Kroger. I hope you're NOT wearing leather shoes or a leather belt either. Hunting is a food-gathering activity (look into your ancestry because I'm sure your relatives all did it). This guy slaughtered these little ducklings for fun..he didn't do it for food.
  • by Mari Location: Indy on Apr 27, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Yeah, Prosecutor please go get him--charge him the maximum, I ran upon a scene like this in Indianapolis--it broke my heart-the mother duck was in such distress over her babies--being hit! It ruined my faith in human spirit....
  • by mike Location: lansing on Apr 27, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    Rebecca,A Duck is a animal.
  • by Rebecca Location: Concord on Apr 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM
    there are sick people in this world, and it is getting worse, why are people hurting animals, and running over ducks?
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