Chelsie Hartness | The Tattler
OMAHA, Neb. — A 31-year-old Omaha man was given three months of probation for shooting ducks in a pond.
Charles Boondocker was sentenced on Monday in Douglas County Supreme Court after pleading guilty to a felony charge of cruel mistreatment of an animal. When asked by an officer why he felt compelled to do the violent act, Boondocker said, “Because it’s easy.”
Boondocker has two other felony charges of criminal mischief, including stealing candy from a baby and fishing for compliments in the North Platte River. Other minor offenses of disturbing the peace include letting numerous cats out of bags and continuously judging books by their covers.
“This guy has been at it for years,” said Omaha Police Sergeant Carl Weinberg. “He’s into some really messed up stuff. Just last month I saw him hunched over a nest counting eggs, most of which hadn’t even hatched. Last fall I witnessed him running frantically around the Old Market, putting carts before police horses. The worst was when I caught him beating around a bush in broad daylight. I watched him for over an hour and he never got to the point. I feel bad for the guy — a real rotten apple.”
When Omaha deputies found Boondocker late last Friday, he was allegedly teaching an elderly Labrador Retriever new tricks. According to a statement by police, his next attack consisted of beating his neighbor’s recently deceased horse.
Probation for Boondocker will include giving him a taste of his own medicine, of which is pending approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
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