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Man Rips Heads Off 20 Chickens in Drunken, Jealous Rage: Police

The man, 28-year-old Gregory Ulrich, faces animal cruelty charges along with the friend who drove him around to the various homes, police say

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    Man Rips Heads Off 20 Chickens in Drunken, Jealous Rage: Police
    MIlford Police
    Gregory Ulrich, left, and John Budnovitch, right.

    What to Know

    • A Connecticut man jealous over his wife pictured with other people on social media allegedly went on a chicken killing spree, cops say

    • Police say he and a friend went to several locations, smashing car windows with an ax and killing the chickens with his hands

    • The man and his friend are both facing charges including animal cruelty

    Police say a Connecticut man killed 20 chickens and ripped their heads from their bodies in a drunken, jealous rage on Christmas after he got his friend to take him to the homes of people who appeared in social media photos with his wife. 

    Milford police Officer Michael DeVito tells the Hartford Courant that the man, identified as 28-year-old Gregory Ulrich, was drinking with the friend, 21-year-old John Budnovitch, when Ulrich saw the photos. DeVito says Ulrich became enraged and told his friend to drive to the homes of the people pictured with his wife. 

    Police say Ulrich went to several locations, smashing car windows with an ax and killing the chickens with his hands. 

    Both men are both facing charges including animal cruelty for Ulrich and conspiracy to commit animal cruelty for Budnovitch. Attorney information for them wasn't immediately available. 

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