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Florida Woman, Enraged When Duck Won't Eat Her Candy, Runs Car Over It

Categories: WTF Florida

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What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
Never take candy from strangers. Everyone knows that. Children, adults -- even ducks, apparently.

Over the weekend, Florida woman Karie Lindgren was arrested on felony charges of animal cruelty, and police dispatched one of the most insane/troubling/disturbing arrest affidavits in recent times.

Lindgren is evidently not a woman to be trifled with. Around 6 p.m. Saturday, the 36-year-old Lindgren came upon a duck at a small home in Tarpon Springs. Then, for reasons unknown, she tried to give the duck some candy.

But, witnesses told police, the duck wasn't having it, declining to approach Lindgren. A great fury did awaken in Lindgren. First, she "stalked" the duck, one witness told police.

When that didn't work, the five-foot-five, 180-pound woman climbed into her car. She aimed it right at the duck, which had callously rejected her candy overture.

She put her foot down and "drove at a high rate of speed," the arrest report says, across the owner's front lawn, and "struck" the duck.

When the owner, Natalie Paraskevopoulos, returned home, she couldn't believe what had happened. There was her duck, killed over candy. "It was just really, really upsetting to find it that way," she told Bay News 9. "I mean, I was choked up. I was in tears by the time the police arrived."

Police say Lindgren was "uncooperative" while in custody, and she missed her arraignment Monday. Out on $5,000 bond, she faces one count of animal cruelty.

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37 comments
Mojo-Jojo
Mojo-Jojo

All the weirdos live in Florida. Every crime show on TV has mostly Florida stories of psychopaths  killing somebody or something in Florida. 

robertmalove
robertmalove

Anyone can see that she's got some very serious going on in her head.  Every time I read about the Columbines of the world it seems that there were clues that shouldn't have been overlooked. I think her lawyer has an ethical and moral duty to make sure she gets the mental health treatment she needs.  Friends or family can petition the court to hospitalize a person who is mentally ill and who is a danger to self or others.  Poor duck!  For more info about the Baker Act give for hospitalizing mentally ill people who pose a danger to themselves or others, call me. http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalatty.com/contact.cfm

Terry St Angelo
Terry St Angelo

People that torture and kill animals will kill humans

Mis An Thrope
Mis An Thrope

should be legal to kill idiots; no questions asked

Tommy Story
Tommy Story

Are you suggesting I would do this Mirtha haha?

Mary Lezcano
Mary Lezcano

This is a repulsive act of violence and straight up cray.

Josh Colletta
Josh Colletta

I must be a horrible person for finding this funny.

Chard Beauregarde
Chard Beauregarde

Florida Woman, for when Florida Man gets to be a little too intense for you.

Michael D. Colanero
Michael D. Colanero

someone run her over - unless she's mentally ill - in which case help her before she kills a person... wow good think halloween is past already whew!!!

Jeffrey Knight
Jeffrey Knight

Why is she SMILING???? She turned a duck into roadkill. Violence, especially when aimed at any innocent living thing, is totally unnecessary.

foaswag
foaswag

@Ace Greene I especially enjoyed your wonton use of the C word. It's is far too underused these days. LOL!!!

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