According to a study earlier this year, 7% of men and 2% of women say if they see an animal in the road . . . sometimes they INTENTIONALLY try to hit it.
An NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City wanted to see if people would SWERVE to avoid an animal in the road. So last week, they put a rubber turtle in the street and observed what happened over two days. In general, most people swerved out of the way. But not everyone did. Four drivers went to the dark side . . . and INTENTIONALLY RAN OVER the turtle. And one car of guys saw the turtle, stopped . . . and STOLE IT. The news chased them down to get it back. The driver told them he stole the turtle because he RACES TURTLES. Quote, "It looked real. I was waiting for it to pee on me. He's not going to win any races."
(NBC 4 - Oklahoma City)