Man Charged In Amish Buggy Drive-By Shooting
Horse was killed by single bullet fired on Pennsylvania roadway
FEBRUARY 12–Police today announced charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania man in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a horse pulling an Amish buggy.
Timothy Antonio Diggs, 22, is facing seven misdemeanor counts, including reckless endangerment, cruelty to animals, and firing into an occupied vehicle, according to the East Lampeter Township Police Department.
The horse was pulling a buggy with five family members around 9 PM on November 24 when “an unknown type car traveling north passed the buggy.”
The buggy’s occupants, a married couple and their three young children, told investigators that they heard “a loud noise, described as sounding like a firecracker” as the vehicle passed.
Upon returning to their farm, the family discovered that the horse had been shot in the chest. The animal died before a veterinarian reached the family’s residence.
Diggs, seen in the above mug shot, has been jailed since cops executed a search warrant at his home in early-December. During that raid, officers located handguns and a motorcycle that had been stolen in two separate burglaries.
Police did not disclose whether one of the seized guns was used in the horse killing, nor did they reveal a motive for the shooting.
Wrong burger order: Grand Rapids woman to be arraigned in McDonald’s shooting
By Jonathan Van Zytveld
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A West Michigan woman is expected to be arraigned after allegedly firing a bullet into a McDonald’s after receiving two incorrect orders.
Court records indicate Grand Rapids resident Shaneka Monique Torres, 29, is scheduled for video arraignment by Grand Rapids District Court Judge Kimberly A. Shaefer this afternoon.
Torres is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, discharge of a firearm in or at a building, and using a firearm for a felony, all stemming from an incident on Monday, Feb. 10, at a Grand Rapids-area McDonald’s restaurant.
On the evening of Feb. 9, Torres and an unnamed driver reportedly stopped for food at the McDonald’s location in the 400 block of 28th Street SE. After complaining about an incorrect burger order, Torres and the other woman were told they would receive a free meal at the time of their next visit and left the establishment.
The following morning at 3 a.m., Torres and her companion allegedly returned to the same location, ordered the same burger, and again received an incorrect order.
Torres, in the passenger seat of the vehicle, allegedly leaned over the driver of the car and engaged in a verbal confrontation with the employee before shooting a bullet through the drive-through window. No one was injured as the bullet passed through the opposite wall of the restaurant.
Torres and the driver fled, but they were later tracked down using a cell phone number Torres had provided to the restaurant to receive a free meal following her original incorrect order. She was arrested at her home shortly after the incident.
Although the unnamed driver was interviewed and released, Torres remains lodged in Kent County Jail pending video arraignment today at 1:30 p.m. A hearing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, with Judge Michael Christensen.
Torres has a few minor traffic infractions, court records detailed. In January 2013, she was cited for driving under a license that was either suspended, revoked or denied. She was charged with improper plates on her vehicle in the same incident. In February 2010, she was cited for disobeying posted signs, devices or lane markings.