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Suspect lured seagulls with popcorn, ran them over with car in Maryland, police say

Posted at 6:15 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 09:15:18-05

LAUREL, Md. — Police are looking for a suspect who they say purposely ran over and killed at least 10 seagulls Saturday at the Laurel Plaza Shopping Center.

Officers were dispatched just after 10:45 a.m. and found the group of dead birds outside of a local Dollar Tree.

Police say the suspect bought a bag of popcorn from the store and intentionally lured the seagulls by pouring it all out onto the parking lot.

When the seagulls came to eat the popcorn, the suspect allegedly ran them over with a car before fleeing.

Detectives think the incident took place sometime between 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to email LPDtips@laurel.md.us

This story was originally published by Ryan Dickstein on WMAR in Baltimore.