At least this homeless man wasn't on bath salts...
A homeless man has been convicted of strangling a pelican to death because he was hungry and couldn't catch any fish.
Sergio Alvarez, 30, caught the brown pelican near the Malibu pier and a bystander reported that he started to choke it.
Alvarez told police that he found the bird already dead but later admitted that he caught and killed it.
Brown pelicans are a rare bird protected by California law. Alvarez was sentenced to 60 days in jail and a year's probation.
via Huffington Post