Three people are facing charges after police say they used M-80 firecrackers to purposefully  kill a large turtle.

Police say a 17-year-old boy and 21-year-olds Taylor J. Geib and Austin M. Garner, both placed two M-80 firecrackers on the turtle’s shell and lit the fuse.

The trio is charged with criminal conspiracy and prohibited weapons. The teen is charged as a juvenile.

A small crater with the turtle’s remains was discovered in the area where an explosion was reported. Luckily witnesses were there and gave officers a description of the people they saw at the time of the explosion and the truck they were in.