Orlando Police: Man Arrested For Practicing Karate On Swans, Kicking Them In Head

Police in Orlando, Florida, arrested Rocco Mantella for allegedly kicking several swans and a sleeping duck while practicing karate at a lake.

According to the police report, one witness said Mantella kicked two swans in the head and another swan in the backside, notes WKMG.

A second witness told police she saw Mantella intentionally go after a swan and kick the animal in the head. When Mantella saw her reaction he allegedly began laughing and kept harassing the animals.

Mantella was charged for felony aggravated animal cruelty charge.

Police said Mantella was completely aware that his intentional kicks to the swans could cause serious injury or death.

(Source: WKMG)

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