Police in the Delaware resort of Rehoboth Beach say a Canadian man has been charged for allowing his daughter to lure a seagull to a hole in the sand, where she killed it with a plastic shovel.
A police statement says officers were called to the beach Wednesday about complaints that a girl was trying to hit seagulls with a shovel. A police statement says the 13-year-old put food in a hole in the sand and killed one seagull, which was later found in a trash can.
Authorities say officers found the girl's father, 48-year-old Christian Lesieur of Quebec, Canada, drinking alcohol on the beach.
Police say Lesieur was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. It's not known if he has a lawyer.