UPDATE 10/2 - The LA Times reports that four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and burglary at Foster Farms. Officials were tipped off on social media to the identities of the suspects. Read the full story here.
Officials are trying to catch the person guilty of breaking into chicken sheds at a poultry facility called Foster Farms in Caruthers, Calif., and clubbing 920 birds to death with a golf club.
Foster Farms calls the random act of violence an "unconscionable act of animal cruelty," and is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible for the crime.
After the break-in, police found part of a golf club at the facility, though they believe another weapon was also used.
"In law enforcement we see bad things all the time, but this is beyond comprehension, that people could take so much time to do this," Deputy Chris Curtice of the Fresno County Sheriff's Department told Fox station KMPH. "This is sick. Whoever did this is a sick individual. This is psychopathic behavior."