A 26-year-old man who bit the seagull that tried to steal his McDonald’s meal has been arrested by the police.
The man reportedly got into an altercation with a seagull that tried to steal the meal that he was eating.
The incident reportedly happened in Plymouth City Center on July 9, 2020, in front of police officers.
After witnessing the incident, the police arrested him.
The man later told the police that he was under the influence of drugs.
The detainee was brought to a hospital for treatment, however, the seagull flew away.
A police spokesperson released a statement about the incident and said:
He sunk his teeth into it before throwing it to the floor. Officers had seen the incident and immediately went over and detained and took details from him. Around this time, the man volunteered the information that he was under the influence of drugs and it was decided that he should be taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment. The seagull was clearly injured by the incident but flew off before we were able to check on its welfare. We don’t know what happened to it afterwards.
Charles Cross Neighbourhood Police Team released a statement about the incident on Twitter, where they said:
Yesterday we detained a male who attacked & injured a seagull in the city centre. Love them or loathe them, seagulls are protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. The bird flew away before we could check its welfare. The crime is under review #unacceptable.
The best thing about this is that the man got arrested by the police right on the spot.