Florida Man Kills Neighbor’s Pet Rooster: “Chickens Die Everyday… At Churches, Popeyes, Kentucky Fried Chicken”

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I’ll never forget being only five or six-years-old, and having to fight for my life every time I ran over to my friend’s house who lived a couple houses down from my family.

Why, you may ask?

Because our next door neighbor had a rooster, and every time I tried to hop the fence and cut through their yard, that rooster would make a beeline straight for me, pecking at my heels the whole way until I safely hopped back on the other side.

Needless to say, I realized that roosters can be some mean S.O.Bs, and they ain’t here to mess around.

With that being said, I can empathize with my guy James Nix out of Jacksonville, Florida in a way…

However, ol’ Nix went a step too far with this one, as he hilariously explained in one of the wildest interviews I’ve ever seen in my life.

The man told Action News Jax that his neighbor’s pet rooster had been terrorizing everybody in the neighborhood, and even pecked a hole in his father’s leg.

A few weeks later, the rooster showed up on his property again, and that’s when it gets good:

“I just checked my mail and turn around and go, and I hear, ‘Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!’ And I turn around, and there’s a chicken out there in the street. I said, ‘Oh boy, here we go.’

Turn around, walk to my place bang bang bang bang bang now the chickens in my yard! Not it’s neck flares up and he’s doing this (waves arms up and down).”

That’s when he took matters into his own hands:

“So I pick up a stick in the yard, and I try to hit it. But the chickens jumping up at me, and I accidentally knocked in the head, you know? Call it a lucky shot, whatever.

I didn’t know to give it a 21-gun salute! CPR, mouth-to-mouth, do you know? Or call the chicken ambulance?

I’m defending myself, you know. I was fearing for my safety, and the chicken died.”

Nix’s neighbor, Jason Defelice and the owner of the rooster, weighed in on his side of the story:

“I lose them to animals, but I was not expecting to lose them to my neighbor that was like my friend. 

I didn’t see my rooster at first, so I knew something was up because he would always come chase me. Then, I went in his yard and yelled at him, and he finally came out and said he killed him.”

Some kids in the neighborhood told Defelice that Nix had killed his rooster, and he confronted Nix about it, and Nix responded:

“He’s yelling and screaming in my yard and I just told him to leave.”

Sure enough, Defelice responded:

“I said, ‘I’m calling JSO.’ I called JSO, but JSO didn’t do nothing. And a couple days later, I realized I could call animal control.”

And that’s when Nix knew he was about to get locked up:

“Next thing you know, he calls the chicken police on me.”

Animal control conducted an investigation, and Nix was charged with animal cruelty.

And in one last message, Nix wanted to share to the world:

“Chickens die every day, people– at Churches, Popeyes, Kentucky Fried Chicken.”

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