Canadian man charged after daughter allegedly kills seagull on U.S. beach
A seagull is shown in this file photo. (Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:00AM EDT
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Police in the Delaware resort of Rehoboth Beach say a Canadian man has been charged for allowing his daughter to allegedly 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 on Wednesday about complaints that a girl was trying to hit seagulls with a shovel.
The statement says the 13-year-old put food in a hole in the sand and allegedly 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, drinking alcohol on the beach.
Police say Lesieur was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanour. It's not known if he has a lawyer.