TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Police: Men threw dead animals into Brookville bar

Daily Photo Galleries

Editors Picks Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:51 p.m.
 

BROOKVILLE — Police in a Jefferson County town are investigating a case of bar kill: dead animals tossed into a tavern by unsatisfied customers.

A groundhog was tossed into Bill's Bar on Sunday in Brookville, about 70 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, before a man sped off in a pickup driven by another man, The (Dubois) Courier-Express reported Wednesday. Hours later, the men returned and tossed in the dead grouse for good measure.

The suspects are an underage man who was refused service at the bar and another who was turned away because of “an alcohol problem,” Brookville police Chief Ken Dworek told The Associated Press.

“They're a couple of young, dissatisfied customers,” Dworek said.

He said he's hoping bystanders or customers, who have already given police a partial license plate number of the red pickup, will help identify the men.

The chief said such use of animals is a fairly common problem in Brookville, which he described as “a town of 4,000 in the midst of 400,000 acres” of open country.

“We have a lot of it up here. A guy will get in an argument and put a dead squirrel on his girlfriend's doorknob, that kind of thing,” Dworek said.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is also investigating.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
  2. Former longtime Steelers publicist Kiely dies
  3. Penn State football team savors cultural experience
  4. Ukraine conflict, disappointing earnings reports weigh on stocks
  5. FSU star QB Winston working to improve on, off field
  6. Facebook fans fancy ‘I’m So Greensburg’
  7. Trio holds up Penn couple at gunpoint in home
  8. Parents sue Penn Hills School District, allege assault by teacher
  9. Judge reaffirms Texas’ ‘Robin Hood’ system of school funding unconstitutional
  10. Pirates’ Cole growing in 1st full season
  11. Not to be left behind, speedy Steelers are on the fast track in NFL
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.