Wash car, paint fence...kick swan? A guy in Florida apparently thinks that animal cruelty is a great way to practice karate after he was arrested in Orlando Thursday for attacking some aquatic birds. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 34-year-old Rocco Joseph Mantella of Jacksonville is accused of kicking swans at an Orlando park, which he claimed he was doing as "karate practice."
One witness reportedly said Mantella kicked two swans in the head, kicked a third on its backside "as hard as possible" and also kicked a small duck that seemed to be asleep. Two other witnesses claim Mantella laughed when he saw them watching him attack the birds. He now faces a charge of cruelty to animals and is being held in an Orange County jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.