SEATTLE (KOMO) — Several people looked on in horror at Green Lake Monday evening when a man beat a Canada Goose to death and beheaded it before walking off with it.
"My friend and I were walking on Green Lake and there was a big group of geese off to our right," witness Rebecca Wang told KOMO News.
A short time later there was a big commotion as she spotted a man with a cane hitting the geese.
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He managed to hit at least three of them as they flew away, "but then he managed to hit one goose by itself by a tree," Wang said. "He grabbed it and pulled its head off and stuffed it in its backpack!"
Multiple people were calling the police as at least two witnesses, including Wang, recorded the incident. Another witness told KOMO News their child saw the entire event.
"And then [the man] just walked off," Wang said. "He didn't really seem like he was in his right mind. It was something I can't unsee, unfortunately."
But despite multiple witnesses calling 911, Wang said police never arrived. She and her friend waited 15 minutes but no one showed up. She called an hour later to follow up and even sent them her video, but she was told no officer went to the scene.
Seattle Police have since taken a police report and given it a case number.
"I was really disappointed; this was supposed to be a safe neighborhood," Wang said. "There's been all this talk about defunding SPD but if someone is using a cane as a weapon — regardless if it's specific against animals or against people, it's a problem and the police need to show up because he is a general threat."