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70,000 Chickens Die After Drunk Man Cuts Power To Coop

August 29, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: Ludi Cochrane
CC_Flickr: Ludi Cochrane

A 21-year-old Maryland man now faces multiple charges after he allegedly caused the deaths of 70,000 chickens in Delmar when he broke in to a poultry farm while intoxicated.

A Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy responded to the farm at 9 a.m. Aug. 25, after the property owner found Joshua Shelton in the control shed passed out in a pool of his own urine, reports WBOC.

Shelton apparently turned off the circuit breakers that controlled the electricity to the chicken houses while intoxicated. He has been charged with second-degree burglary, trespass and malicious destruction of property.

Related:

Woman Left Six Cats In Closet to Die

Tags: Burglary, Animal Cruelty, Intoxicated Subjects, Wicomico County (Md.) Sheriff


Comments (6)

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Kenny @ 8/30/2012 5:01 AM

We can't build prisons fast enough for criminals like this scumbag. Say hi to Bubba in jail big boy. A very long prison stretch is needed to teach this wiseguy a lesson. If they do ever let him out of prison he should be required to stay away from alcohol and farms for the rest of his miserable life.

Frank @ 8/30/2012 4:56 PM

That's too bad for the chickens. If OPEC was running the chicken business we would all be paying $15.00 a lb. right now. This guy's sentence should be working for Frank Perdue for 6 months. Cluck! Cluck!

F. Leghorn @ 8/30/2012 5:09 PM

Cluck you Shelton!

mike @ 8/31/2012 4:05 AM

What did he want to "do" to the chickens? Cluck-off!

martyb @ 8/31/2012 8:53 AM

He works for the local "Beef Packing" plant.

Josh @ 9/4/2012 5:38 AM

I'm from NY so I guess I don't understand, how does cutting power to the chickens kill them that quickly?

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