A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial.
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corrao was killed June 5 as he crossed a busy road in Orlando.
Correa was accused of grabbing the Chilean flamingo from a pen and slamming it to the ground while visiting the Tampa theme park with his mother and daughters. The severely injured flamingo had to be euthanized.
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Corrao told police he was trying to show off to his daughter and didn't mean to harm Pinky. He spent five days in jail on a felony charge of animal cruelty.