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Man runs over and kills 9 baby ducks with lawnmower

By Mason White 10:14 AM July 27, 2015
Jason Scott Falbo 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of animal cruelty after killing 9 baby ducks with a lawnmower, prosecutors in Florida said.

Now, 24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo II of The Acreage, has been sentenced to serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to animal cruelty for killing the ducks while mowing a lawn.

He was also sentenced for an unrelated incident of beating his girlfriend after accusing her of texting another man.

According to the police investigation, Animal Care and Control officers arrived at a home on Shaughnessy Drive, where they observed Falbo killing the ducks.

A man and other family members were feeding a group of ducks when Falbo was riding his lawnmower. Falbo charged toward the mother duck and the baby ducks, and ran directly over them, ripping them apart.

When the family members begged Falbo to stop, he backed up and continued to kill more ducks. Falbo told officers that the ducks were in his way.

A total of nine ducks died as a result of the attack while several others were injured. Falbo was also sentenced to 3 years probation and community service.

Falbo also pleaded guilty to domestic assault by strangulation after he got into a fight with his girlfriend. According to the police investigation, Falbo was upset with his girlfriend when she refused to tell him whom she was texting.

He pushed her down, grabbed her by the neck and began to squeeze.