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Police Arrest Man With Headless Duck

Report: Man Covered WIth Blood, Feathers Was Planning To Cook Duck

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An 18-year-old man was charged with animal cruelty and resisting an officer after witnesses reported the suspect had a headless duck in one hand and a knife in the other.

A resident of the Addison Landing Apartments, off Normandy Boulevard on the Westside, flagged down an officer Sunday night to say a man was killing ducks. According to an arrest report, when the officer approached Alexander Main, there was a headless duck on the patio and blood and feathers on Main's hands and clothing.

The report says that when the officer asked Main to put his hands behind his back, he took off running into an apartment, where he was apprehended.

According to the report, witnesses said Main was attempting to show off when he captured and killed a duck, saying he planned on cooking it.

Officers said there was a barbeque grill with a fresh fire blazing on the patio when they arrived. They also said a half-empty bottle of spiced rum was on the patio, and "it was apparent from the suspect's breath and demeanor that he had been consuming alcohol."

On the way to jail, Main told officers he was already on probation on a conviction for domestic battery. He was booked into the Duval County Jail and held with bail set at $50,000.