Melbourne man accused of beating ducks to death

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A man is arrested after Melbourne Police Department say they responded to a 911 call about ducks being beaten to death.

Man accused of beating ducks to death

Magdiel Marrero-Pena, 41, charged w/ aggravated animal cruelty

Man’s wife said ducks were aggressive

Forty-one-year-old Magdiel Marrero-Pena was charged Monday afternoon with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly killing ducks by beating and stomping them repeatedly.

According to a police report, Marrero told investigators he killed the adult duck after it started attacking him in his backyard. There is no indication yet as to why he killed the ducklings.