ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois ——- An ignorant teen burglar who killed his victim’s goldfish because he ‘didn’t want to leave any witnesses’ was charged with animal cruelty and burglary in suburban Illinois.
The unidentified 16-year-old boy along with his two teenage accomplices aged 15, and 17 were charged with burglary and animal cruelty for their role in a Jan. 24 break-in.
The victims of the break-in, returned home to find their fish floating dead at the top of their tank, which had been filled with mustard, ketchup and spices.
A local police officer explained the reasoning behind the assassination.
Sgt Mike Hernandez told the Daily Herald: ‘As a matter of fact, it’s a little disturbing. According to the police report, he looked at the fish tank and said: “We can’t leave any witnesses.”
“He wasn’t remorseful,” Hernandez said. “Certainly something they didn’t need to do.”
The burglars targeted the apartment because they knew it had been evacuated after a Jan. 19 fire, Hernandez said. According to police, they pried open a door and stole a video game system, CD player, 30 video games, 30 DVDs, a BB gun, jewelry and a safe.
Police were able to track down some of the stolen items the boys sold to local pawn shops, Hernandez said.
Perhaps these teen morons should consider going back to school. Anyone with half-a-brain could tell you fish only have a 7-second memory and don’t possess the brains or vocal cords to produce speech. Duh!Tags: animal cruelty, ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Bizarre, Crime, Illinois, Offbeat, Teen Burhlar kills goldfish