Police arrested a self proclaimed ‘vampire’ in New York’s Briant Park last week, after he bit the head off a pigeon and drank its blood.
Daniel Ventre is now facing animal cruelty charges for killing the animal.
Witnesses saw Ventre wade into one of the parks fountains and attack the pigeon, ripping off its head before proceeding to drink its blood.
The man escaped before police arrived, but was later apprehended at a nearby train station.
Witnesses took to Twitter to express their revulsion of the incident, with some claiming that the man had attempted to attack more animals.
Most believed that the man is not in fact a practicing vampire, that the act was a call for attention from someone needing mental healthcare.