IU student arrested after beating skunk to death with shovel
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.