Feb 20, 2013 3:19 PM
A Warren County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree animal cruelty after law enforcement became aware of a video of him biting the head off a live baby bird.
According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Bradley Heard, 29, of Rockfield, was ordered by Warren District Judge Brent Potter to pay a $500 fine and $154 in court costs. Heard was also given a 12-month probated sentence and ordered to commit no new offenses.
The video that led to the charge against Heard was posted on YouTube on June 3 by a person whose YouTube account shows no other recordings.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office became aware of the clip in September via employees of the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society, according to a report prepared by Deputy Robert Boyden.
The 45-second clip shows a man outdoors biting the head off a bird in the opening seconds and walking toward the camera with the head in his mouth.