A man in California has been arrested on suspicion of knowingly running and killing two wild peacocks in northwest Los Angeles last month, police say.
Floyd Belton, 61, turned himself in on Tuesday and faces two counts of animal cruelty, KABC-TV reported, citing the LA County sheriff's Lost Hills station as a source.
Police began to look for the suspect for surveillance films that appeared. The incident was not captured with a camera, but a witness told police she saw the driver hitting the birds a while later, according to the station.
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Residents of the Chatsworth Lake Manor community – about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles – alleged the driver of a silver pickup intentionally struck the birds on a way.
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Belton was held on $ 80,000 bail, the report says. It was unclear if he has a lawyer.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.