This is too good not to post.

Courtesy of Teh Yoshi: Ready your peacock-sized stakes.

NEW YORK (AP) — A peacock that roamed into the parking lot of a Burger King in New York City was beaten by a man who insisted it was a vampire.

Animal control officials in Staten Island say the bird was beaten so fiercely that most of its tail feathers fell out and it had to be euthanized.

The seven-year-old male peacock wandered into the restaurant parking lot and perched on a car hood last week. Charmed employees had been feeding it bread when the man appeared.

A restaurant worker says the man grabbed the bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started stomping it. She says when he was asked what he was doing, he responded, “‘I’m killing a vampire!”‘

Employees called police, but the man ran when he saw them.

I’m not totally surprised he ran, pummeling a peacock to death probably isn’t something that is too easy to explain away regardless of how sober or mentally challenged you are. Unless of course it really was a vampire, then surely this anonymous hero was doing the Burger King patrons a favour?

Of course, its far more likely he was just baked.