Maryland drunk in underwear charged in connection with 70,000 chicken deaths
Via - The Washington Post: “The deaths have, not surprisingly, stunned the close-knit chicken-raising community on the Eastern Shore”.
Police say the chickens died after a drunk man on the property for a gathering allegedly went into a shed, possibly looking for a light switch. Instead, he apparently turned off power to the chickenhouses, an act that most likely killed $20,000 worth of chickens within 15 minutes. Joshua D. Shelton, 21, has been charged with several crimes, including burglary, malicious destruction of property and animal cruelty. He was found, according to DelmarvaNow.com, near the circuit board wearing just boxers and a T-shirt.
“He smelled of alcohol and did not know how he got into the shed or remember touching the breakers,” the report said, citing Wicomico charging documents.