A man visiting a relative in the hospital took video footage of the Canadian woman making a U-turn in the hospital parking lot, jumping out of her vehicle, and allegedly attacking a group of ducks. Although a mother duck tried to protect her brood, the woman seriously injured one of the ducklings.
Animal Cruelty Investigator Geoffrey Santini was called to the scene. The duckling died en route to Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus.
The woman, a resident of Quebec who was visiting a family member at the hospital, was arrested by North Bergen police on Monday, June 30 on charges of animal cruelty for needlessly killing an animal, a third-degree offense.