Boy Breaks Into New York Home and Shoots Bearded Dragon with BB Gun

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Boy Breaks Into New York Home and Shoots Bearded Dragon with BB Gun

The boy has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief and possibly animal cruelty.

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What is wrong with folks? Burglars in England broke a goldfish bowl yet placed the goldfish in a sink full of water, but this kid breaks into a home in Webster, New York and shoots the place up with a BB gun. The boy broke into the home of Joseph Meyer and killed several parrots and a bearded dragon with a BB gun, and then shot out 13 windows at the home. 


Buddy the bearded dragon was killed during a break in.

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A boy broke into a home and shot Buddy the bearded dragon to death with a BB gun.

One of the parrots, a Timneh African Grey parrot named Hans was killed, as was Buddy, the bearded dragon.

The boy was charged with criminal mischief and burglary, according to Webster Police, and the Lollypop Farm Humane Society toiled the Democrat and Chronicle that it will pursue animal cruelty charges against the boy. 


The pets belonged to Meyer’s daughter, Georgia, 9, who was distraught at the beginning but seems to be doing better, according to her father.

"That bird would live longer than I would, so he was going to be with my daughter when I’m gone," said Meyer. “Georgia was also fascinated with her pet lizard, a bearded dragon named Buddy, and knew everything there was to know about its anatomy and lifestyle,” Meyer said.

Meyer has since started a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising enough money to replace the pets that were killed by the boy.