David Andrew Jimenez a Florida, University High School bites chicken’s head off following a school display over the weekend. ‘I have violent outbursts’.
A 17 year old Florida high school student is facing animal cruelty charges after biting off the head of a chicken on Saturday in what police officials described as a ’sadistic act’.
A facebook post via the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office described how 17 year old youth, David Andrew Jimenez went to University High School in Orange City and entered a chicken coop at the school for a ‘Farm to Table’ event held earlier in the day.
The Daytona News-Journal reported the chicken was one of several live animals that were on display at a farm to table event that was held at the school.
It wasn’t until Monday that a teacher discovered the headless body of a chicken in the parking lot, with the bird’s head later found inside the chicken coop, according to police. School officials also found that the chicken’s eggs had been thrown in the gym and against the gym doors.
‘They went into an agricultural program, the farm to table and for basically no other reason, bit the chicken’s head off and kept the head in the mouth, and then wanted to see how the chicken died, I mean it’s pretty sadistic if you think of it,’ Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told FOX35 Orlando.
David Andrew Jimenez: ‘some psychological issues that need to be addressed here’.
After killing the bird, police said Jimenez bragged about ‘biting the head off the chicken,’ which prompted students to report the incident.
‘He went and bragged about what he had done and then several students went and informed the school,’ Chitwood said.
Adding, ‘I think it’s pretty sadistic and I think there’s some psychological issues that need to be addressed here’.
When asked why he bit the fowl’s head off, Jiminez told deputies, ‘I have violent outbursts,’ they wrote on an arrest report.
Jimenez has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing, and had been due in court Wednesday morning. Additional charges are possible against any other students who were involved in the incident, police said.
The woman who donated the group of chickens for culinary students at the school to raise told FOX35 the incident was ‘very disturbing.’
Told Beth Bechir, ‘To kill an animal, a live animal and it’s sad that the kids worked very hard’.
Adding, ‘I couldn’t believe it, honestly. It was such a fun event’.