Monday, April 14, 2008

Cock-a-Doodle-Don’t

Talk about hitting the snooze button…

A St. Petersburg rooster who used to herald the new day was silenced after a man allegedly fatally shot the bird.

Eric Nicastro, 33, took a BB gun and went after the young auburn cock Saturday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. He later upgraded to a handgun and chased the rooster into a neighbor’s yard.

After shots were fired, a neighbor said she heard Nicastro say: ”I got him!”

Deputies cited Nicastro for improper exhibition of a firearm and gave him a warning for trespassing. The state attorney’s office will decide whether to charge him.

Someone’s going to have to get a new alarm cluck.