GASTONIA, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of throwing a rabbit into a lake at a popular park in Gastonia.
The incident occurred on October 25, in the 1700 block of Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia.
A person walking in the park discovered the animal crate floating on the water at 10:35 am.
Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement investigated and found a dead black and white rabbit in the crate.
Park surveillance footage showed a white male with dark hair approximately 5-foot 10-inches tall throwing the carrier into the lake that morning.
Police are asking the public for any information on a silver SUV, possibly a Honda, that was seen at the time of the incident.
If you have information regarding this case, call Gaston County Police at 704-866-3320.