Robert Allen Willard allegedly ran over a duck and her babies by intentionally speeding up his BMW. While the mother and several ducklings were killed, five of the babies are still alive.
An elderly man has been accused of an unspeakable act. 72-year-old, Robert Allen Willard, living in Myrtle Beach allegedly ran over a duck and her babies by intentionally speeding up his BMW.
According to witnesses, traffic had been stopped to allow a mother duck and her trailing ducklings to cross the street. That’s when Willard hit the gas pedal in order to strike the creatures.
Paula Rock works near the scene and she quickly ran outside to help. She stated “When I came out here, the majority of the babies were over by the dirt road. I went back, grabbed an empty box with some hand towels and ran outside.”
While the mother and several ducklings were killed, five of the babies are still alive. The ducks were transported to a local animal rehabilitation center.
The couple who runs the facility called ‘The Island of Misfit Animals’ has taken the babies in, hoping to give them a chance at living a normal life in the wild.
Willard was cited for cruelty to animals, but he wasn’t arrested.