Three facing charges after allegedly blowing up turtle with firecrackers

Three Pennsylvania men are facing charges after blowing up a large turtle using M-80s. The North Lancaster County Regional Police Department has identified the suspects as Taylor Gleib, 21, Austin Garner, 21, and a 17-year-old whose name hasn’t been released.

On August 3rd, police responded to an explosion in Penn Township, North Lancaster County, and discovered a crater with remains of a large turtle in the area. The suspects allegedly placed a pair of fireworks on the turtle’s shell then lit the fuses, causing “severe trauma” to the reptile and killing it.

The suspects are charged with criminal conspiracy and prohibited offensive weapons. Click here for the full report.


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