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Wicked Blue

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Mon Jan 15, 2024, 06:31 PM Jan 2024

NY man arrested for allegedly spray-painting squirrels red after trapping them

By NBC New York Staff

A 62-year-old New York man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly spray-painted some squirrels at his Putnam County home, the SPCA announced Monday.

The county's probation department alerted animal welfare authorities to the bizarre crime after Mark Kuhn, a Patterson resident, allegedly admitted to trapping squirrels in metal cages and then coloring them "Apple Red" using a Rust-Oleum Paint + Primer spray can. Kuhn then released the animals somewhere else in town, according to the Putnam County SPCA.

Detectives and Department of Environmental Conservation police interviewed Kuhn on Saturday, Jan. 13, and he was later charged with three counts of poisoning or attempting to poison animals, which is a misdemeanor in the state of New York, as well as other violations under environmental conservation laws.

Authorities found the paint and two traps at Kuhn's property, both appeared to be covered in the red paint.


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NY man arrested for allegedly spray-painting squirrels red after trapping them (Original Post) Wicked Blue Jan 2024 OP
poor critters . snork AllaN01Bear Jan 2024 #1
Dwarf soul Karadeniz Jan 2024 #2
Bastard! calimary Jan 2024 #3
Sounds like a MAGA plot to turn squirrels into roving, nut-chomping, propaganda ads. Those fuckers!! Bucky Jan 2024 #4
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