Police charge man for throwing rock at flamingo

- A 19-year-old was arrested Friday and charged with animal cruelty after witnesses say he threw a rock at a flamingo at Busch Gardens in Tampa. 

Tampa police say they got a call about a person abusing a flamingo at the park just before 6 p.m. Friday.

They arrested Julian Antonio Marquez, of Lehigh Acres, a short time later. 

Marquez now faces a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals. 

A Busch Gardens spokesperson said the flamingo is being monitored but the bird seems to be okay.

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