WHITEHALL, OH (WCMH) — A Whitehall teenager is due in court Tuesday morning on charges that he stole eggs from the nest of a Canada Goose.
Andre Teague, 18, was holding a rolled up shirt in his hands when police stopped him early in the morning of April 17. When he dropped the shirt, two large eggs fell out and hit the pavement.
Police had received a call earlier that morning of a man hitting a goose.
On police bodycam video, Teague initially says he got the eggs from the grocery store where he works. Police say he eventually confessed to taking the eggs from the nest and admits to taking a swing at the angry goose.
“It came charging at me,” Teague tells the officer in a police report. “I wanted to pet it or whatever and then it bite (sic) me. So i just …wanted to take one of the eggs to see if it hatch over at my house.”
Police say a dead goose was found not far from the area of the initial call but they could not confirm that it was the goose Teague is suspected of striking.
Teague is facing multiple misdemeanor charges including cruelty to animals.