VIDEO: Man Arrested for Kicking Swans, Sleeping Duck Practicing Karate at Lake Eola in Orlando

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Officials are monitoring the conditions of the swans

ABOVE VIDEO: A man was arrested Thursday morning after he kicked two swans in the head and then another swan in the backside while practicing karate at Lake Eola, Orlando police said. (Video by WFTV)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA– A man was arrested Thursday morning after he kicked two swans in the head and then another swan in the backside while practicing karate at Lake Eola, Orlando police said.

Rocco Mantella, 34, was charged with cruelty to animals, according to an arrest report. The report said a witness told police Mantella kicked the swans “as hard as possible.”

Another witness said Mantella kicked a small duck that appeared to be sleeping. The report said Mantella laughed after seeing the reaction of a woman who witnessed him kicking the swans.

Witnesses said Mantella made an effort to leave the sidewalk and harass the animals by intentionally kicking them in the head.

Officials said they are monitoring the conditions of the swans.

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