Man deliberately ran over ducklings with a Hummer, Ann Arbor police say
A 19-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested Monday night after he deliberately ran over four ducklings with a Hummer in a McDonald's parking lot, Ann Arbor police said.
He was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he is expected to be arraigned on charges this afternoon, Det. Sgt. Brian Jatczak said.
At about 6:15 p.m., Jatczak said, the man stopped at the drive-thru window in the McDonald's parking lot at 2675 Plymouth Road. Two of the man's friends were in the Hummer with him, Jatczak said. As they were picking up their order, one of the passengers got out and attempted to pick up a duckling, police said. A duck and at least 8 ducklings had been walking around in the lot, Jatczak said.
"Employees at McDonald's yelled at him to stop," Jatczak said.
The man got back into the Hummer, which left the parking lot, pulling into an adjacent lot for about 15 minutes while the men ate their food, Jatczak said. Witnesses told police that the Hummer then returned to the lot and ran over four of the ducklings, Jatczak said. Police said the man drove the Hummer away without stopping.
Police were called and obtained a description of the Hummer. Officers caught up with a vehicle that matched the description at a nearby gas station and interviewed the three men, Jatczak said.
The driver was arrested. Charges are pending.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.