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Teens Face Animal Cruelty Charges over Video

Police Say Duo Taunted Injured Deer

Photo of NRP vehicle parked in fieldA 19-year-old Allegany County woman and a juvenile face animal cruelty charges over a social media video showing them taunting and throwing objects at a deer that was immobilized with two broken legs.

Maryland Natural Resources Police were notified May 23 of a Snapchat video showing two female individuals throwing beverage containers at a deer that had been struck by a vehicle. After investigating, police charged Alexa Storm Crabtree of Oldtown with animal cruelty, littering, and underage possession of an alcoholic beverage.

Police also referred a 16-year-old female to Allegany County Juvenile Services for the same charges.

The animal cruelty charge carries a maximum penalty of $1,000 and 90 days in jail.