Courts & Crime

Alaska man defiant after fine for feeding young moose

Frank Roach, a resident of Kenai's Old Town, says he won't pay a $310 ticket issued by Kenai police, and upheld last week by a judge, for routinely feeding a young moose through a window in his house.

Roach claims he can't be charged with "feeding game" because the moose — he named it Mongo — is too young to be hunted.

But police say Roach's neighbors are fed up: The moose has become aggressive in approaching them. Officer Todd Hamilton told the judge he has had to pepper-spray the moose, reported the Peninsula Clarion.

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