(Scroll down for video) A teen was arrested on charges of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, after a group of teens abused a bird until it died, police in Florida said.
Wildlife officials said that the group of teenagers used an electronic cigarette to kill a pelican in an attack that was caught on a security camera of an exclusive apartment complex Fort Lauderdale.
A security guard told officials about the attack, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Liz Barraco said.
Barraco said that according to the investigation, one teenager held the bird down and blew smoke from an electronic cigarette into its beak and eyes.
He then held the beak closed so it could not breathe, repeating the action several times until it died. The main suspect was charged with a violation of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
The teen will likely be placed in a juvenile facility.