CHATSWORTH (CBSLA) — A 61-year-old man faces charges of fatally running down two wild peacocks in Chatsworth.
Floyd Belton turned himself in to the Los Angeles County’s Lost Hills Station Tuesday after an $80,000 warrant was issued for his arrest for two counts of felony animal cruelty.READ MORE: Dog Flu Spreading Quickly Across LA County
The warrant for Belton’s arrest was issued after a resident reported two peacocks had been intentionally run down by a pickup truck on a street in the s Lake Manor community near the Chatsworth Reservoir on July 24.READ MORE: Housing Crisis: Newsom Signs Measures To Allow For More Duplexes, Apartments Near Transit
Belton was arrested on suspicion of two counts of animal cruelty, but was released several hours later after posting $80,000 bail.MORE NEWS: LA County Announces Re-Homing Program To Help Keep Pets Out Of Shelters
It’s not clear when he will make his first court appearance.