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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:18 PM

Florida man charged in Pinky the Flamingo's death is fatally struck by truck

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A Florida man who sparked worldwide outrage after being accused of causing the death of Pinky, a popular dancing flamingo at Busch Gardens, has been fatally struck by a truck two months before he was set to go on trial.

Joseph Corrao, 48, was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy road near his home in Orlando, the Tampa Bay Times reported, citing the Florida Highway Patrol.

He gained notoriety during a visit to the amusement park in Tampa with his mother and daughters in August 2016, when he reached into the Jambo Junction animal viewing area and picked up the 15-year-old Chilean flamingo.

Officials said he violently threw Pinky, one of the theme parkís animal ambassadors, to the ground, badly injuring her and causing one of her legs to be nearly severed.

Corrao later told authorities he was just trying to show off to his daughter, claiming he didnít mean to injure the bird, and apologized when he learned she had to be euthanized.

He was charged with animal cruelty, jailed for five days and released on bail.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/26/florida-man-charged-in-pinky-the-flamingos-death-is-fatally-struck-by-truck/

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Reply Florida man charged in Pinky the Flamingo's death is fatally struck by truck (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jun 26 OP
Beaverhausen Jun 26 #1
Demovictory9 Jun 26 #2
lagomorph777 Jun 26 #6
atreides1 Jun 26 #3
Cousin Dupree Jun 26 #4
Raine Jun 26 #5
FiveGoodMen Jun 26 #7
Crunchy Frog Jun 26 #8
NightWatcher Jun 26 #9
Demovictory9 Jun 26 #10
montana_hazeleyes Jun 27 #14
malaise Jun 27 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 26 #11
BigDemVoter Jun 26 #12
ProudLib72 Jun 26 #13

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:21 PM

1. That's some flamingo juju right there

Who the fuck picks up a flamingo and throws it to the ground to show off?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:21 PM

2. Florida man

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:51 PM

6. I'll bet he was a real delight to live with.

I hope wife and kid are better off without him.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:29 PM

3. Karma

It's a real bitch...except in this case it was a pink flamingo...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:40 PM

4. Great parenting. Impress your children with animal abuse.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:46 PM

5. Karma bit him in his big ole ass

one less animal abuser in this world!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:55 PM

7. Based on that picture, I hope the truck is okay

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 05:13 PM

8. Kinda wish the same thing would happen to George Zimmerman.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 05:16 PM

9. There's surveillance video from the scene showing the driver

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 10:06 PM

10. i shouldnt laugh

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 12:27 PM

14. Well, I can't help it that is hilarious!

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 12:32 PM

15. ROFL

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 10:23 PM

11. It's like an ending to a Carl Hiaasen novel. nt

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 10:24 PM

12. Karma will bite you in the ass when you least expect it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 11:44 PM

13. God got tired of waiting for our justice system to work its course?

Pay attention all you evangelicals!

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