Man Charged After Reptiles Die In Hot Vehicle

ILION, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man faces animal cruelty charges after 19 reptiles were found in a hot vehicle and 13 of them died.

Police in Ilion, near Utica, say 24-year-old Brian Higgins Jr. of Jordanville was charged Sunday afternoon with 13 counts of torturing animals and failure to provide sustenance, a misdemeanor.

Police say the lizards, snakes and geckos were left in a vehicle for 26 hours without food, water or shelter.

Higgins was released with a ticket to appear in Ilion Village Court on July 26. Police didn’t know if he has a lawyer.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

CBS Hartford 4 Charity
Win Red Sox Tickets All Season

Listen Live