Florida man admits killing neighbor’s rooster: ‘I used to be fearing for my security’

A feud between Florida neighbors over a useless rooster has gone viral over the accused rooster killer’s excuse for the slaughter — that he was performing in self-defense.

James Nix, 54, of Jacksonville, spent 30 hours in jail following his arrest within the incident final month that left his neighbor’s rooster useless, however he maintains he solely defending himself, Action News Jax reported.

“I’m defending myself, you recognize,” Nix informed the station. “I used to be fearing for my security, and the rooster died.”

Nix mentioned he grabbed a close-by stick and “by chance” hit the rooster owned by neighbor Jason Defelice within the head, killing the person’s beloved pet.

“Call it a fortunate shot, no matter,” Nix informed the station.

Defelice, who lives throughout the road, later got here house and located his rooster useless after the animal didn’t greet him as normal.

Jason Defelice, who lives throughout the road from Nix, mentioned his neighbor has admitted to final month’s slaying.
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James Nix

James Nix, 54, spent 30 hours in jail following the incident.
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“Then, I went in [Nix’s] yard and yelled at him, and he lastly got here out and mentioned he killed him,” Defelice recalled.

Defelice referred to as the sheriff’s workplace and Nix was later arrested on costs of aggravated animal cruelty, First Coast News reported.

Four youngsters informed Defelice that Nix beat the animal with a metal pole. Witnesses mentioned they by no means beforehand noticed the rooster assault anybody, in response to the station.

Nix mentioned he killed the allegedly aggressive rooster with a “fortunate shot” utilizing a stick.
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Nix, in the meantime, mentioned he was dumbfounded by his arrest, insisting that numerous chickens are served up by eating places every day.

“Next factor you recognize, he calls the rooster police on me,” Nix informed Action News Jax. “Chickens die day by day individuals – at Churches, Popeyes and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Really.”

Nix was checking his mail when the rooster allegedly pounced. He didn’t understand how else to react except for leaving the scene final month, he admitted.

“I didn’t know to present it a 21-gun salute,” Nix informed Action News Jax. “CPR, mouth-to-mouth, you recognize? Or name the rooster ambulance?!”



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