- Jul 15, 2003
He has a previous arrest for animal cruelty.
Investigators say 45-year-old Joseph Anthony Carrao was with his family, including his mother, his brother, and three teenage children. While at the Jambo Junction animal viewing area, Corrao reached into an animal pen and picked up a flamingo and then set it down uninjured. He then picked up a second flamingo. Witnesses and his mother told him to leave the flamingos alone.
According to police, witnesses said Corrao then threw the flamingo to the ground, causing serious injury to the flamingo, whose foot was nearly severed.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has more than 250 flamingos, but “Pinky” the Flamingo was very special. She made many appearances across the Tampa Bay area as a part of the park’s conservation and education efforts.
Apparently, he's a prick:
What a charming fellow. Seems he's not quite compatible with a civilized society right now, and probably still won't be in the future if he does end up in jail again for this.The reality is according to Florida Department of Corrections records, Joseph Anthony Corrao had been to prison — for a total of about three years. He was convicted of aggravated assault on a person 65 years or older, felony DUI, and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
you have to be a pretty impressive flamingo to be the one crowned with the name pinky.
Anyone else come into this thread thinking it was "flaming-ocide" as in he killed something with fire?