WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two teens lured a family of geese into the street and then ran them over with a vehicle, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said.
The entire incident was captured on video and posted online, authorities said.
It happened on or around June 8 on Dorset Drive near the intersection of New Dover Road in Woodbridge.
The two 17-year-old boys, who are juniors at Colonia High School, made a plan to lure the geese into the street, the NJSPCA said.
One of the teens then drove his Ford Explorer down the street and into the geese as the second teen recorded the incident, the NJSPCA said.
The video was then uploaded to Snapchat and spread around the school, authorities said. That’s when several concerned citizens alerted the NJSPCA to the video.
At least one dead goose was found in the area where the attack happened, authorities said. The Explorer was found in the school’s parking lot with goose feathers still embedded into the front license plate, grill and bumper, the NJSCPA said.
The teens have been charged with third-degree animal abuse, the NJSPCA said. Their identities have not been released due to their ages.
The NJSPCA said additional charges may be filed against others involved.