He’s smiling just like the cat that ate the canary.
Eman Hussan, 18, strutted like a peacock for cameras, whereas being perp walked by cops in Manlius, the place he was charged with grand larceny for becoming a member of with two underage friends to swipe a town-owned swan named Faye on Memorial Day, prepare dinner her for dinner and kidnap her 4 infants.
Officials mentioned Thursday that Faye’s grieving swan mate, Manny, would possible be faraway from the pond the place they lived lest he develop into aggressive over his loss.
“We will most likely take away Manny due to the importance of, they do mate ceaselessly, and shedding Faye – Manny can develop into combative,” Manlius mayor Paul Whorral told WSYR-TV.
Hussan and his 16- and 17-year-old friends allegedly grabbed Faye as a result of they thought the chook was a duck once they allegedly went “looking” Monday at a pond the place generations of town-owned swans have flocked since 1905, police mentioned.
The teenagers allegedly hopped a fence surrounding Manlius Swan Pond, killed Faye whereas she was nesting — then snatched 4 of her infants, in accordance with police.
He mentioned the male chook will possible be relocated in six weeks, when the 4 child swans, often called cygnets, are returned to the water.
“Manny will probably be faraway from the pond and can let the 4 cygnets develop up…hopefully two of the cygnets will mate and we’ll get again to the way in which it was,” Whorral mentioned.
All 4 infants had been present in good well being Tuesday, and are actually within the care of a neighborhood biologist, syracuse.com reported.
Hussan and his accomplices had been allegedly looking for enjoyable, not for lack of meals, police mentioned.
“They did finally devour the swan, however I don’t know if that was extra cultural beliefs or not,” Manlius Police Sergeant Ken Hatter mentioned.
The teenagers had been charged with felony counts of grand larceny together with conspiracy and legal trespassing.
Hussan was arraigned Wednesday and launched on his personal recognizance. He’s due in court docket once more on June 15.