Joseph CarraoTAMPA, FL — A total moron is facing animal abuse charges after he grabbed a flamingo at Busch Gardens and threw it to the ground, causing injuries so severe that the bird had to be euthanized.

The incident happened on Tuesday while 45-year-old Joseph Carrao was at the park with his mother, brother, and three teenage children visiting one of the animal viewing areas.

For reasons known only to Carrao, the idiot picked up one of the 250 flamingos at the park and set it back down without injuring it. He then picked up a second flamingo special to the park, a dancing flamingo named Pinky, that made appearances around the area as part of the park’s conservation and education efforts.

When Carrao’s mother told him to leave the birds alone, the fat fuck threw Pinky to the ground so hard that one of her feet was almost severed. The injury was so severe that veterinarians that examined Pinky had no recourse but to euthanize the bird.

Corrao was detained by the park’s security and arrested by Tampa police on a charge of felony animal cruelty. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday and the judge was not too happy.

“It’s beyond senseless. It is actually depraved in my opinion, Mr. Corrao,” said Judge Conrad while upping Carrao’s bond to $5000. Carrao was later released from jail after posting $2000.

Busch Gardens released the following statement about the incident:

“Yesterday evening at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, an adult male guest attacked one of our animal ambassadors, a Chilean flamingo known as Pinky, causing traumatic injuries. Pinky was immediately transported to the park’s Animal Care Center where veterinarians made the decision to humanely euthanize her based on the severity of her injuries. Pinky was a beloved member of the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay family and made many appearances on behalf of the park’s conservation and education efforts. She will be sorely missed.”

Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, had a few words to say as well.

“SeaWorld will strongly urge prosecution in this case, and for any person who engages in this sort of cruel behavior towards animals,” said Manby. “Our Ambassador team members are appalled by this incident, and I am sure they share my view that our state must have a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of cruelty.”

A guest at the park said Carrao was “plastered” when he threw the bird down, while neighbors called him unfriendly and arrogant. A quick Google search of his name pulls up a handful of mugshots from past arrests on various charges.

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