A man from Milford, Connecticut is accused of ripping the heads off of 20 chickens on Christmas Day after he saw photos of his wife hanging out with other people.
Gregory Ulrich, 28, (pictured, left) now faces animal cruelty charges, according to Fox News. He is also accused of smashing out windows of cars with an ax while hanging from the passenger side of a moving car. His friend, the alleged driver during this bizarre crime spree, also faces charges. He has been identified as 21-year-old John Budnovitch.
Both men were arrested on Wednesday. It’s unclear if either have lawyers that can speak on their behalf. Both have posted bail.
“Ulrich was highly intoxicated and was in a jealous rage,” Officer Michael DeVito told the Hartford Courant. “He banged [the chickens] on the ground to kill them and snapped the heads off.”
Devito said that Ulrich asked his buddy to drive him to the homes of people that were reportedly hanging out with his wife. Those were the targets of the window smashing. Some of the chickens belonged to one of the wife’s alleged acquaintances. Ulrich allegedly killed them on that person’s property, even leaving chicken heads scattered about. Then at a different property owned by a different person, Ulrich allegedly ripped open a chicken coop to murder more birds. According to the Associated Press, all the chickens were allegedly killed by Ulrich’s bare hands. According to the Hartford Courant, Ulrich allegedly stuffed some of the chickens in a bag, bragging to his friend that he would later boil them and eat them.
Ulrich’s wife was not injured during the spree.
[Photo: Milford Police Department]