Alleged flamingo bandit creates campaign for defense funds

Alleged flamingo bandit creates campaign for defense funds
Nottis' online fundraiser for legal defense fee support.
Nottis' online fundraiser for legal defense fee support.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A University of Southern Mississippi student who was suspended from campus for his part in the death of two flamingos has reached out to the internet for legal fee funding.

Devin Nottis created an online donation campaign through a popular fundraising website in hopes of raising $5,000 for his defense. Currently, $30 has been donated to his campaign.

Nottis' bond was set at $17,300 for grand larceny, two counts of animal cruelty and trespassing.

Nottis gained national attention after allegedly kidnapping a flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo as a fraternity pledge prank. Tweets surfaced after his arrest, self proclaiming his part in the incident as "one for the history books." A snapchat rap also surfaced where he referenced the incident.