[A] peacock, a male several years old, wandered into a Staten Island Burger King parking lot and perched on a car bonnet on Thursday morning. Employees had been feeding him bread when the man appeared.
He seized the bird by the neck, hurled it to the ground and started kicking and stomping on the creature, said worker Felicia Finnegan, 19.
"He was going crazy," she said.
Asked what he was doing, she said, the attacker explained, "I'm killing a vampire."
Employees called police, but the man ran when he saw them. Authorities were looking for the attacker, described as being in his teens or early 20s.