Waterbury man charged with running over, killing, 13 geese

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Canadian Geese take over a sidewalk that is covered in water during a high tide at the tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, September 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WATERBURY— Police in Waterbury have charged a man they said intentionally ran over and killed 13 Canada geese.

The Republican-American reports that Anthony Jackson, of Waterbury, faces 13 counts of animal cruelty and other charges in connection with the deaths on June 11 of two adult geese and 11 goslings. The deaths left blood and feathers spread across a Waterbury road.

Investigators found a rear bumper and license plate in the area the geese were killed. The car to which they belonged was found abandoned in a park days later. Police determined that the 27-year-old Jackson was driving when the geese were killed.

Jackson, who is free on $25,000 bond, denies running over the geese, saying someone stole the car the night before they were killed.