West Virginia man accused of chomping off pigeon’s head

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston man has an Oct. 3 court date on charges he bit the head off a pigeon.

Police have charged 48-year-old Wesley Amos Williams with misdemeanor animal cruelty and other counts after they identified him from an Internet video that apparently shows Williams biting off the bird’s head in downtown Charleston, tossing the carcass onto the street and then wiping his mouth.

Police Officer Steve Petty Jr. told the Charleston Gazette that Williams said he used to bite the heads off chickens “all the time” and an onlooker agreed to pay him beer money for the stunt.

Petty said Williams was released Friday and ordered to return for the court hearing in Charleston city court.

A telephone listing for Williams could not be found Saturday.

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