A peacock was mistaken for a vampire by a dutiful burger king patron. He grabbed the peacock from the hood of the car and stomped and kicked the bird so violently most of the tail feathers fell out.
Asked what he was doing, she said, the attacker explained, “‘I’m killing a vampire!'”
Employees called police, but the man ran when he saw them. Authorities were looking for the attacker, described as in his teens or early 20s.
It was not clear how the bird made his way to the Burger King, but a Staten Island resident who raises peacocks said he had given some to a person who lives near the restaurant.