SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn (WTVF) — A Sumner County household is mourning the lack of one in every of their pet kangaroos after they are saying the animal was killed.
The Lea household desires these accountable for his demise to be held accountable, so it does not occur to them once more or anybody else.
Chris Lea continues to be shaken up concerning the scenario when he says he got here house Wednesday to be taught his neighbor killed one in every of his pet kangaroos, identify Carter.
Sumner County Sheriff’s Workplace and animal management responded to a name the place two individuals had been in a battle with a male kangaroo.
The sheriff’s workplace stated the neighbors noticed the kangaroo outdoors its regular space however nonetheless throughout the proprietor’s property — contained.
“He referred to as us and stated, ‘Hey, this kangaroo you should maintain your MFing animals contained’, which they’re contained. You are not contained you are on my property. And the entire time on he is on the telephone with me, ‘I am strangling this MFer,'” stated Lea.
The neighbors referred to as Lea and his spouse to allow them to know and provide to assist deliver the animal again into his pin.
However Lea advised them to go away the kangaroo alone and so they’ll be house quickly. The neighbors referred to as once more saying the animal was now attacking them.
“This kangaroo’s so lethal however you are holding it down with one hand whilst you’re speaking to my spouse like trash,” stated Lea.
The sheriff’s workplace stated the neighbors went to the confined space the place one was assaulted by the kangaroo inflicting her husband to answer assist her.
Lea says that is when his neighbor tackled the animal and strangled it to demise.
“To have someone simply trespass after they had been advised I am headed house, and strangled homicide principally a 60 pound kangaroo,” Lea stated, “And nothing, nothing. Nothing carried out about it, so it is actually, I am actually upset.”
The household desires their neighbors to be held accountable for Carter’s demise.
“I would love you understand, one thing to be carried out about this example I might like I imply, I can not deliver Carter again however I might wish to get some restitution from it,” Lea stated, “And I might like so as to add greater than I am not apprehensive about cash. I am extra apprehensive about him paying for his actions.”
The sheriff’s workplace stated the neighbors obtained scratches that had been handled on scene. No severe accidents resulted from this kangaroo assault and no prices had been filed.