Saturday, August 4, 2007

Beware the Brooklyn bird killers!

The date: July 27, 2007

The place: Dreier-Offerman Park in Brooklyn

The crime: 3 men with guns were seen shooting at birds

"...We were watching the Egret, which was on the opposite side, when all of a sudden a man stepped out of the undergrowth on that side with a rifle near the Egret and shot at the bird. I don't know if the bird was hit but it immediately flew away.

...I called 911 to report the incident and then photographed two of them with rifle in hand. After a short while the 911 operator called back and wanted a better description of the men and the location. I then went to the Home Depot parking lot, jumped into my car and drove to the Dreier-Offerman Park to see if I could find the NYPD. Upon arrival I saw about 5 NYPD police cruisers, a paddy wagon with lights flashing, and 3 Caucasian men, who looked to be in their late teens, were under arrest. The police found 2 rifles the men had thrown into the underbrush. I told them I had called the incident in to 911, saw the shooting and photographed the men with rifles in hand.

...We sat in the station for about 2 hours when one of the arresting officers, who handed us $20, said we should go in the neighborhood and have something to eat. Apparently, the parents of the young men had arrived and were waiting just outside the precinct as we left to eat. We returned about 45 minutes later, passing the still waiting parents, and were told by the arresting officer that it was over and that we could leave." - Dennis Edge

More on the incident here: Recent posts from the NY Birding List

Photo from Citybirder


Anonymous said...

That's really cool what you did. It took guts too.

Anonymous said...

why did the cops pay for your lunch?

Anonymous said...

Sick bastards.
Somebody ought to put a hole in each of them
and see how they like being the target of psychopaths.

I hope their parents get their asses kicked too.

Thanks for your love of nature and your bravery.

St. Francis of Assisi blesses you !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for what you did...this kind of thing makes me sick. It amazes me how people can be so callous. I suppose these kids got a $50 fine and the parents chalked it up to a silly prank. It's not funny and things like this can escalate to other forms of violent behavior.

Queens Crapper said...

I will pass these comments on to the person who reported it. It wasn't me.

Anonymous said...

thank you, good karma will bring you more then a 20$ lunch.
as for those stupid retards with the guns, let's set them free in the park, give them 5 minutes head start, and then let me hunt them down.
please post their pixs so everyone could see their retarded faces.only cowards like to shoot animals.

Anonymous said...

Better than shooting people

Anonymous said...

depends on the people

Anonymous said...

"better than shooting people" - is this sort of like "but what about the chilllllldrrrrrrruuuun???"

Anonymous said...

Let me guess--at least one of the "juvenile delinquents" has a relative or friend who is a local Brooklyn politician or something similar.

They are jerks and so are the parents who spawned them.