Delray's Leigh Lawrence Charged With Animal Cruelty


Leigh Lawrence
Leigh Lawrence, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( — Delray Beach Police have charged Leigh Lawrence of Audubon Blvd. in Delray with shooting and killing a Muscovy duck.
A witness told police that she saw Lawrence open fire on the animal. After shooting the duck, the witness said that she “attempted to assist the duck, but it passed away several minutes later.”
The witness, according to police, “identified Lawrence as the subject she witnessed shoot and kill the Muscovy duck. The pellet rifle was also positively identified as the firearm used during the incident.”
Lawrence was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday morning. He was later released on his own recognizance.