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Billerica Man Accused Of Luring Pigeons, Running Them Down

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LOWELL (AP) – A 19-year-old Billerica man has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly using birdseed to lure a flock of pigeons to a shopping center parking lot where he plowed through them with his car, killing six.

Christopher Berry was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Wednesday in Lowell District Court.

Police say a Billerica town employee working during Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28 called police after witnessing the incident and jotting down the plate number.

The Sun reports that the responding officer found dead birds, feathers, blood and seed all over the ground. When tracked down at home, Berry’s car allegedly had feathers in the grill.

Berry had no comment. According to the police report, he said he was feeding the birds when other cars drove over them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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