Canada: Where scaring the golf course geese gets you a swift kick in the face from the police

Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm ET

Feathers and Fur, Kissed With Apocalypse

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Yes, it’s true: 51-year-old Buddy Tavares, the guy you see getting drop-kicked in the face around the 20 second mark, has apparently been charged with “Careless Use of a Firearm” — on a golf course.

Shooting at geese on a golf course is not advised -- in CanadaYeah, see, Tavares had a valid permit for the gun, just not on the links — where they don’t issue permits for the use of firearms or other noisemakers that could scare the local geese, which Tavares was apparently trying to do.

Now, while I’d agree that the gratuitous frightening of Canada Geese is an activity that should be frowned upon, was it really necessary to kick this poor fellow — with no criminal record, and already on all fours — in the face? IN THE FACE? Really?

Well, the Kelowna Mountie has been suspended with pay, I’m told, but he’s yet to be charged with anything; and despite the outcry of a Facebook group calling for his head.

Seriously, in the face?

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