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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Man who skinned guinea pig found guilty

By Washington Post editors

A Virginia man has been found guilty of animal cruelty after he skinned a guinea pig to make a hat.

Charles Woodson, 41, of Front Royal, was convicted of the charge Tuesday, the Northern Virginia Daily reports.

Woodson purchased the guinea pig from a pet store and neighbors later saw him wearing the skin of a guinea pig on his head. Woodson had earlier said that he killed the animal humanely and that, at worst, he was guilty of a hunting violation.

He also said the hat was inspired by his admiration for Davy Crockett.

Woodson was sentenced to six months in jail with four months suspended. He had faced up to a year in jail.

By Washington Post editors  | May 19, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  guinea pig, guinea pig hat, skinned guinea pig  
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