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Tarpon Springs woman accused of running over, killing duck


Published:   |   Updated: November 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

A Tarpon Springs woman was arrested over the weekend, accused of intentionally driving over a duck and killing it after the duck wouldn’t approach the woman for a piece of candy, according to Tarpon Springs police.

Karie Lindgren, 36, of 1124 Lauren Lane, was arrested on one count of felony animal cruelty. She remains in the Pinellas County Jail, with bail set at $5,000.

About 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Lindgren tried luring the duck with a piece of candy at 515 Heritage Oaks Court, but when the duck did not approach, Lindgren drove her vehicle across a lawn and ran over it “at a high rate of speed,” according to an arrest report.

One witness said Lindgren had “stalked” the duck, the affidavit says.

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