ORLANDO, Florida. The Florida man was detained when witnesses claimed to police that they witnessed his kicking two swans when training in karate at Lake Eola Orlando.
On Thursday, police arrested Rocco Mantell and accused him of cruelty to animals.
Witnesses informed that the Orlando Police Department that Mantella struck two swans with such force to the face that both dropped to the floor.
The witness claimed that prior to engaging those animals Mantella practiced his strikes before hitting Mantella “as hard as possible.”
Another witness claimed that she witnessed Mantella leaving the alleyway of the park to pursue the swan.
She also told police that Mantella laughed when he observed her reaction when he told her what he did.
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