A Chester County rooster is dead for doing something he does best, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Police say that West Bradford resident Telford Eugene Blevins, 63, bashed his neighbor's rooster's head in with a metal bat for crowing too early in the morning.
The rooster, Blevins told authorities, was crowing consistently at 3:30 a.m. because its timing was off.
He says that he asked his Cresmont Drive neighbor, Sheila Hampton, to get rid of her pet rooster, but his alleged requests were ignored, according to State Trooper Colby Shesko.
Hampton found her beloved pet dead outside her home last Friday, police said.
Blevins is facing animal cruelty charges.