Cops: Man injured bird at Clearwater Beach, left it on ground

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – An Orlando man is accused of injuring a bird at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater Police Department officers responded to 534 Mandalay Avenue at 4:29 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

They say Roosevelt Desire, 31, was on the beach and birds had flocked near him. Officers say Desire swung at the birds with a stick to make the birds go away.

Desire hit a bird and broke its wing.

Officers say he left the bird on the ground and did not offer aid or call for assistance.

Desire was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals.

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