City Desk

Rock Creek Park Deer Killing for Me, Not for Thee

Oh sure, the National Park Service is all about killing deer in Rock Creek Park most of the time. It just defeated a lawsuit intended to stop an upcoming deer slaughter in the park. But when an Average Joe  decides to kill some deer on his own, they throw a fit!

In a criminal information filed today, the U.S. Attorney's Office charges alleged hunting enthusiast Timothy Gaines with killing and injuring deer in Rock Creek Park despite a hunting ban. Gaines' weapon of choice, according to the document: a bow and arrow.

As recent D.C. political scandals have shown, criminal informations are usually filed when a defendant intends to plead guilty. Gaines' hearing is set for tomorrow.

Photo by Flickr user Mr. T in D.C. used under a Creative Commons license.

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