Lake Worth, FLCedric Livingston, a 31-year-old Florida man was jailed after he allegedly killed his neighbor’s roosters with a hammer and gun. According the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was launched in mid-April after a Lake Worth man complained that his neighbor had killed several roosters on his property. Investigators say Livingston first pounded on his neighbor’s door, complaining about the noise the roosters were making. When the victim refused to answer the door, Livingston walked into the back yard and beat the birds to death with a hammer before slitting their throats. Undaunted by the incident, the victim purchased two new roosters and placed them in the back yard. When Livingston was awaken by the new roosters again, he allegedly grabbed a gun and fired 5 shots, killing them both. Livingston was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public and two counts of animal cruelty.

Anybody who reads the Stool knows that when we see these outrageous stories we try to put ourselves in the shoes of the criminal and we try to defend them. Just try to take a look at things from their point of view no matter how insane their behavior is. We’ve been doing it for years.

But I’ve never been more serious when I say I completely understand this man’s actions. And while rules are rules and a court of law says you can’t kill your neighbors livestock, in the court of public opinion I think this man is as innocent as they come. First of all, who the fuck has roosters? Secondly, how else is this dude supposed to operate? He came over and knocked on your door, you refused to answer. He tried to be civil. He tried to handle it as peaceful as possible. You wouldn’t cooperate.

So then your roosters are getting hammered to death and throat slit. Thats just step 2 after you wouldn’t work with step 1, bud. And then, then, you have the nerve to go get 2 more roosters. Bro your neighbor just hammered your last cocks to death! Throwing 2 new ones in your backyard is basically saying “Now I’m intentionally making sure I have a set boisterous birds in my yard to wake you up in the morning.” Like alright then pal, I’ll return serve. I’m shooting these new roosters dead with my gun. Basically there’s a theme here – Cedric Livingston will not be getting awoken by roosters. Either you answer the door and cooperate peacefully or your roosters are getting their throats slit. Choice is yours.