TALLAHASSEE, Florida (WCTV/WTSP) - Remember your spring break vacation when things got a little out of hand? The only difference nowadays, is that the craziness can be caught on camera and go viral to more than 37,000 people.
This latest video involves a college student who bit the head off of a hamster.
The Clarion-Ledger identifies the teen as Brady Eaves, the stepson of one-time Mississippi Governor candidate John Arthur Eaves Junior. The Clarion-Ledger says Eaves is a University of Mississippi scholar and star football player at the university.
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According to sources connected to the incident, the party of college students force-fed the hamster vodka and 'hot-boxed' its cage with marijuana before the sickening stunt.
The footage was allegedly shot during a drunken spring break party in Florida. Eaves could face felony animal cruelty charges, which carry a maximum jail term of five years and $5,000 in fines.
Most people who watched the graphic video say they were simply disgusted.
"I think that's a really weird thing to do. I don't know what would motivate him to do something like that," said Sister Satterthwhait.
The Daily Mail describes the video as showing a drunken man on spring break. However, several people we spoke with, including Gabriella Gonzalez, said spring break or not, this man's actions just aren't OK.
"I don't think there's any justification. Yeah, you may be under the influence, but you have to have control. There's no way, and you shouldn't be under the influence to that extent," Gonzalez said.
PETA says it has opened an investigation into the video. The animal rights group explained the video sends a much deeper message than what people may realize.
"Obviously, the video is extremely violent and disturbing. People who abuse animals are often repeat offenders," said Stephanie Bell, cruelty case work director.
Gonzalez told WCTV Eyewitness News a person who does this, won't stop at anything.
"If you're going to do that, who knows what else you will do?" Gonzalez said.