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Tarpon Springs woman accused of intentionally running over duck

TARPON SPRINGS — A 36-year-old woman accused of killing a duck by running over it with her car was arrested over the weekend.

Karie M. Lindgren of Tarpon Springs was trying to lure the duck with candy at 515 Heritage Oaks Court on Saturday evening. When the duck didn't approach her, Lindgren "drove her vehicle across a lawn, striking the duck," according to an arrest affidavit. Lindgren drove over the duck at a "high rate of speed," the affidavit says.

A witness told Tarpon Springs police that Lindgren "stalked the duck" before driving over it, the affidavit says. When officers arrived, the duck was dead on the driveway.

The incident happened about 5:40 p.m. Lindgren faces an animal cruelty charge. She was booked into the Pinellas County jail, where she remained Monday in lieu of $5,000 bail.