A Waterbury man who is accused of running over geese with his car as they crossed a road has been charged with animal cruelty.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection police said 70-year-old Moses Wilson called Waterbury police and confessed to running over the geese Sunday morning.
A witness called police at 8:19 a.m. Sunday and police said witnesses told them two cars had stopped to allow the geese to cross when Wilson passed the vehicles on the shoulder in front of the Knotty Pine package store and ran over several goslings, killing at least one. The car's license plate number was given to police and investigators said they determined Wilson intentionally drove over the geese.
Wilson also was charged with illegal taking of waterfowl, taking waterfowl during closed season and passing on the right. He was released after posting a bond and is to appear in court June 20. It's not known if he's retained a lawyer.