Published June 30, 2010
CHALMETTE, La. – A St. Bernard Parish man was arrested Monday after sheriff's deputies said he stole a duck from a public park and planned to eat it. The Sheriff's Office said the man, 38, was booked with theft of an animal after someone saw him take a muscovie duck from Sidney Torres Park. A deputy found the man at his home with a duck inside a bucket in his van, authorities said.
Deputies said the man told them he intended to eat the animal.
The duck was returned to the park and set free.