Boy arrested for trying to kill turtle

July 14, 2009

By Staff

A 15-year-old Issaquah boy was arrested for suspicion of animal cruelty after police said he stabbed a turtle and tried to crush the reptile with a rock.Police arrested the boy in the 100 block of Mount Olympus Drive Southwest at noon July 13.

Issaquah Police Department Patrol Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said an adult discovered the boy as he was injuring the turtle. Behrbaum said the turtle was taken to a veterinary clinic for treatment. The turtle was alive at press time.

If the reptile dies, Behrbaum said the boy could be charged with second-degree animal cruelty — a more serious charge. Penalties would depend on whether the animal survives and the boy’s past criminal record.

Bookmark and Share


One Response to “Boy arrested for trying to kill turtle”

  1. Anonymous on July 16th, 2009 2:07 pm

    That’s terrible! I can’t believe anyone would do that.

Got something to say?

Before you comment, please note:

  • These comments are moderated.
  • Comments should be relevant to the topic at hand and contribute to its discussion.
  • Personal attacks and/or excessive profanity will not be tolerated and such comments will not be approved.
  • This is not your personal chat room or forum, so please stay on topic.