Police: Girl kills seagull at beach with plastic shovel, father faces charges

Posted at 11:23 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 23:23:19-04

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.

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