Let us harken back to this past August when folks enjoying themselves in Brant Park were treated to the spectacle of Daniel Ventre biting the heads off pigeons and then drinking their blood.
Witnesses say Ventre was chanting "I'm a vampire. I love to eat and suck the blood out of pigeons.
When police arrived they found Mr. Ventre wadding in a fountain chugging the blood from a headless bird like it was a cold refreshing soda.
When Manhattan Judge Josh Hanshaft welcomed Ventre to his courtroom, the homeless man mumbled: "I'm awake."
Mr. Ventre could spend up to a year in prison if he is found guilty of animal cruelty charges.
Ventre lawyers are hoping the judge will agree to a treatment based punishment over incarceration.
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