PGA Tour golfer Tripp Isenhour has been charged with intentionally killing a red-shouldered hawk (pictured below) after it forced him to do a re-take while filming his series “Shoot Like A Pro.” John Henry Isenhour III, his real name when he is not depopulating nature, now faces 14 months in jail if convicted.
The incident occurred on Dec. 12th at the Grand Cypress Golf course. When the bird kept making noises, Isenhour started hitting balls to try to hit it at roughly 300 yards away, but then when it moved within 65 yards, he allegedly succeeded in bringing it down.
According to the crew who were reportedly upset by his actions, he continued to hunt for the hawk, saying “I’ll get him now” and was “very excited” when the sixth ball almost nailed him.
He finally connected and the hawk fell, bleeding from its nose.
The crew appears to be ready to serve him up and say that they feel guilty not trying to stop the celebrity. They do not buy his later claim that he did not expect to hit the bird. His sound man Jethro Senger noted: “He just kept saying how he didn’t think he could have hit it, which I think is a stupid thing for a PGA Tour golfer to say. He can put a ball in a hole from hundreds of yards away, and here he is hitting line drives at something that’s, I don’t know, a couple hundred feet away?”
He may now go away for the act, though someone may have to explain that “country club prisons” are something of a myth and do not have golf courses.
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