A Denver man was charged today with a felony count of cruelty to animals after he allegedly ripped the head off a tame duck early Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown St. Paul. After he was arrested, ***, 26, belligerently told police that he worked for the federal government and "when this was over, he would have the officers' jobs," according to the complaint filed in court. *** asked if he was in trouble, and when told "yes," he responded, "Why, because I killed it out of season, big deal, it's just a ... duck," the complaint said. The Embassy Suites owns a number of tame ducks, which roam the pond area and walkways in the hotel atrium, to entertain guests and visitors. A security guard told police saw *** corner one of the ducks against a brick wall, grab it and wrench its head off, the complaint said. *** took the duck's body to the hotel's fifth floor, where he was held by security until police arrived. The duck's head was found in the pond; feathers and blood were strewn about the lobby, and *** had blood on his shirt, the complaint said. A police report said the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. After killing the duck, *** then reportedly told astonished onlookers that he was hungry. "It sounds like there was quite a bit of alcohol involved," said police Sgt.