Vampire Peacocks

NEW YORK (AP) -- A peacock that roamed into the parking lot of a Burger King in New York City was beaten by a man who insisted it was a vampire.

Animal control officials in Staten Island say the bird was beaten so fiercely that most of its tail feathers fell out and it had to be euthanized.

The seven-year-old male peacock wandered into the restaurant parking lot and perched on a car hood last week. Charmed employees had been feeding it bread when the man appeared.

A restaurant worker says the man grabbed the bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started stomping it. She says when he was asked what he was doing, he responded, "'I'm killing a vampire!"'

Employees called police, but the man ran when he saw them.


First, I would imagine that this will be submitted about a thousand times to News of the Weird.

Second, it's nice to know that my adopted home state of New York is giving my native state of Florida a run for its money in the loonball category.

Third, insert sad emoticon here for the peacock.


alexis said...

fucking staten islanders ;-)

Monster said...

I'd be willing to bet that given more details on the vampire-hunting bird-hater, we'd find out he was originally from Clearwater.

Hex said...

Are you sure it wasn't just some CBS programming exec looking for some payback for the Thursday night Neilsens?

Monster said...

I shit you not - at bar trivia on Monday night, I had the question "Last week a man killed a peacock in a Burger King parking lot because he said is was a this."

I was the only one who knew.

Hex said...

Wow - that's awesome.

But the real question is, where did the quizmaster get the question from?

Because it's possible he found it here.

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