A Florida Man Kills Neighbor’s Rooster Says “Chickens Die Everyday People!”
A Florida man was arrested after killing a neighbor’s rooster, according to local reports.
It was mid-May when James Nix argued that he had no choice but to kill his neighbor’s rooster after the bird attacked him.
“I just checked my mail and turn around and go, and I hear, ‘Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!’ And I turn around, and there’s a chicken out there in the street. I said, ‘Oh boy, here we go,’” Nix said. “Turn around, walk to my place bang bang bang bang bang now the chicken is in my yard! Now its neck flares up.”
Nix said he hadn’t intended to kill the rooster.
“I pick up a stick in the yard, and I try to hit it,” Nix said. “But the chicken is jumping up at me, and I accidentally knocked in the head, you know? Call it a lucky shot, whatever.”
“I’m defending myself, you know. I was fearing for my safety, and the chicken died,” Nix said. “I didn’t know to give it a 21-gun salute! CPR, mouth-to-mouth, do you know? Or call the chicken ambulance?”
But the chicken’s owner, Jason Defelice, claims that it was intentional.
“I lose them to animals, but I was not expecting to lose them to my neighbors that was like my friend.”
Defelice said he discovered his dead pet rooster when he got home.
“I didn’t see my rooster at first, so I knew something was up because he would always come chase me. Then, I went in his yard and yelled at him, and he finally came out and said he killed him.”
Neighborhood children told Defelice that Nix had beaten the rooster. Defelice called authorities, and Nix was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. He spent 30 hours in jail.
“Next thing you know, he calls the chicken police on me,” Nix said. “Chickens die every day, people – at Churches, Popeyes, Kentucky Fried Chicken.”