Raccoon Allegedly Beaten With Wrench Deserves Justice

Target: Frederick County, Maryland State’s Attorney J. Charles Smith III

Goal: Give man strictest legal penalty for allegedly beating raccoon repeatedly with wrench.

Ethan Riley Crocker allegedly hit a defenseless raccoon many times with a wrench. He needs to get the harshest legal sentence if it is found that he committed this heartless act to better ensure he will not be able to harm other wild animals.

Crocker allegedly admitted that he purposely hurt the animal to Maggie Hill, an animal control officer who investigated the case. Blood stains were also reportedly found close to the raccoon, and the animal was said to be seriously injured when he was found. Sadly, the raccoon had to be euthanized, partially because a severely injured wild animal can potentially spread rabies.

Hill stated that this raccoon did not cause any threat to Crocker. Beating an innocent animal should never be tolerated. Sign this petition and demand Crocker get the severest penalty under law if he is found guilty of having committed this senseless and unconscionable act.


Dear State Attorney Smith,

Ethan Riley Crocker was recently arrested for allegedly viciously beating a raccoon with a wrench. Crocker needs to spend the maximum time behind bars allowed if these allegations are true, so that it will be less likely he will be able to hurt more defenseless animals.

An animal control officer named Maggie Hill interviewed Crocker about the incident. Crocker reportedly indicated to her that he intentionally injured the animal. Officers apparently found blood stains near the raccoon, and the raccoon was badly hurt. The animal had to be put to sleep because his injuries were so severe. Releasing the raccoon back into the wild was also too risky, because an injured wild animal is capable of spreading rabies.

It was reported by authorities that this raccoon was absolutely no threat to Crocker. The alleged attack on this creature was therefore an unnecessary act of animal cruelty. For these reasons, we demand you suggest Crocker spend the most amount of time behind bars possible and that he be required to pay maximum fines if these allegations are true, to make it less likely that more animals will be hurt or killed by his hands.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: The Frederick County Division of Animal Control

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