Sean Toon, Who Called Cops on McKinney Pool Party Teens, Murdered Animals in His Youth

Sean Toon, the McKinney, Texas man who called the cops on a bunch of bathing suit-clad teenagers at a pool party, has proven to be many things over the last few days: a hilarious source of Twitter jokes and memes, a symbol of wholly un-self-reflective white privilege, and most recently, a convicted felon who did time for torturing and abusing animals.


Ironically, Toon, who’s been parading around signs thanking McKinney police for attacking teens swimming in a community pool without permission, was up to far worse when he was a teenager. According to the Guardian, when Toon was 18, he and some friends went to a rival high school to abuse and murder the animals housed in the school’s agricultural center.

The Guardian quotes Dale Gardner, then a teacher in the agriscience and technology program of the school district, who spoke with the Dallas Morning News back in 1999, the year of the crime. “Cows and pigs were cut and bruised, apparently beaten with wooden boards. And baby turkeys were slain, their limbs torn apart. It was brutal. There’s no way to describe it. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Toon, who pleaded guilty to the horrific attack, was fined $300 and sentenced to 285 days in jail in 2000.

But Toon’s trouble with the law didn’t end there, apparently! The same year, he was charged with “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.” After some sort of plea deal, he was sentenced to 75 days in jail. 

What are the chances that a single kid at that party has a rap sheet demonstrating this kind of lawlessness? I’m guessing odds are fairly low.

Earlier this week, Toon became Twitter’s favorite target, not just for his ridiculous call to the cops, but for his defense of the police’s over-the-top actions once they arrived. A few examples of the resulting comedy gold, hashtagged #SeanToon911, are below. Here’s hoping Twitter gets wind of Toon’s history of breaking the law and murdering animals and finds a way to discover humor in an otherwise horrifying story.

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