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Man charged with mowing down sea gulls with truck

3 years 2 months 1 week ago September 26, 2013 Sep 26, 2013 Thursday, September 26 2013 September 26, 2013 3:31 PM in News
Source: La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
By: Russell Jones

NEW ORLEANS - State wildlife officials filed federal charges against an Assumption Parish man after they said he killed dozens of sea gulls in a New Orleans suburb parking lot.

Agents cited Jackoby Bertot, 30, of Labadieville for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act the night of Sept. 23. They said Bertot sped through a resting flock of sea gulls in the Elmwood area parking lot with his pickup, killing a total of 49 birds.

Investigators said they identified Bertot using surveillance video, witness statements and other interviews.

If convicted Bertot could face up to a $15,000 fine and six months imprisonment. Additional fines could be imposed for each bird killed.

 

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