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IU student arrested after beating skunk to death with shovel

Andrew Baldini

Andrew Baldini

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Police arrested an Indiana University student after he allegedly hit a skunk several times with a shovel, killing it.

Andrew Baldini was arrested Friday on a charge of animal cruelty.

Police say he beat a skunk to death with a shovel while at a fraternity house near the 1200 block of East 3rd Street. Fraternity members said the house has been having trouble with skunks around the property.

4 Fast Facts

  • IU student Andrew Baldini arrested on animal cruelty charge.
  • Police say he hit skunk with shovel.
  • While animal was limping off, he kept hitting it until it died.
  • Incident occurred in 1200 block of East 3rd Street.

Some of the members were out on their basketball court when a skunk walked across the court. Baldini picked up a shovel and hit it. The animal was injured and began to limp away. Police say that’s when Baldini struck it several more times and eventually killed it.

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