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A Florida man has been arrested for dumping dead animals at a memorial for victims of the Parkland school shooting massacre.
Source: CBS Miami/Youtube
The man, Robert Mondragon, allegedly left a mutilated duck in the memorial garden at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on July 20, Fox News reported. The 29-year-old also allegedly returned to the memorial to dump a raccoon and possum at the shrine.
Mondragon was pulled over July 31 for having his car windows illegally tinted, and that’s when the officer allegedly saw bird feathers and blood splattered across the passenger side floorboard, according to police.
“Mondragon told the deputy he had the dead bird in his car because he likes ‘the metal and blood smell that emit from the dead animal,'” according to a police report.
According to the investigation, they found Mondragon allegedly posing with the dead animals on his phone. The dumping follows the death penalty trial for Nikolas Cruz, who murdered 17 people in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Mondragon has been arrested on three counts of disfiguring a monument and is being held without bond.
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