Teen accused of killing mom’s chickens in bizarre threat
Elkmont, Ala. — A north Alabama teenager has been arrested after authorities say he killed six of his mother’s chickens in a bizarre threat after asking her to fix his relationship with his girlfriend.
WHNT-TV reports 18-year-old Hayden Smith was arrested in Elkmont on Thursday and charged with domestic violence third degree and criminal mischief.
Deputies say Smith threatened to kill one of his mother’s chickens every 15 minutes until she contacted his girlfriend’s parents and attempt to mend their relationship.
The sheriff’s office says Smith gave his mother a noon deadline before he started killing the chickens. Deputies say he sent her pictures of each chicken he killed at 15 minute intervals, killing six before he was arrested.
He also threatened to burn his mother’s house down, kill deputies and himself.
It’s unclear if Smith has a lawyer.