ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 21-year-old found ‘staggering’ from scene early Sunday charged with cruelty.
A New Mexico State University student has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing after he allegedly broke into a campus sheep pen and chased the livestock early Sunday morning, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported.
Cyrille Gindreau, 21, listed as a film and graphic design student in the NMSU directory, was identified as one of two people by the livestock manager who witnessed the scene, but Gindreau would not identify the second person who was seen in the pens, the Sun-News said.
Campus police were called just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday and found Gindreau “staggering” away from the scene and found the student smelling of alcohol and swaying while standing, the paper reported.
Gindreau, his speech allegedly slurred and halting, told police he was walking home from a party, but he couldn’t tell police his address, according to the Sun-News.
The student was charged and released to the custody of his roommate, the Sun-News said.
None of the sheep appeared to be harmed, the paper reported.