A man from Pulaski, New York threw a skunk into a river and then scooped the dead animal out of the water with a net before kicking a woman's sunglasses off a bridge during an argument, according to the Oswego County Sheriff's Office.
Glenn Peschler, 46, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and one count of false written statement, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with a violation of navigation law for depositing refuse in a navigation waterway and a violation of fish and wildlife law for trapping an animal out of season.
Peschler had attempted to catch a skunk with a towel while on River Street in Pulaski, according to the sheriff's office. He then dropped the towel over the skunk, picked up the skunk and threw it into the river. The skunk swam across the river and died next to the rocks on the River Street side of the river. Peschler then scooped the skunk out of the water with a net.
Peschler then argued with a couple who witnessed his actions. The woman involved dropped her sunglasses and her cellphone, and Peschler kicked the glasses off a bridge and tried to kick the woman's cellphone too. Peschler gave deputies a written statement that he threw a towel over the skunk, then set it on the edge of the water before the skunk entered the water on its own. He was issued with an appearance ticket.