Cops: Men toss dead groundhog into Pa. bar
Apr 17 2013
BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in one western Pennsylvania town are investigating a case of bar kill: a dead groundhog tossed into a tavern by unsatisfied customers.
The (Dubois) Courier-Express reports that the animal was tossed into Bill's Bar on Sunday in Brookville, about 70 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Brookville police Chief Ken Dworek tells The Associated Press that the suspect is an underage man who was refused service at the bar or another who was turned away because of "an alcohol problem."
The chief says such use of animals is a fairly common problem in Brookville. He says, for example, "a guy will get in an argument and put a dead squirrel on his girlfriend's doorknob, that kind of thing."
A psychological evaluation of everyone in Brookville should be ordered by the Pennsylvania Health Dept.