Giant Purple Chicken Stolen

Most thieves would try to hide their loot, but it was impossible in this case. What were they thinking? Three men were arrested in Putnam County, Florida, for stealing a 9-foot-tall purple chicken.

The owner of the statue said he was getting ready for work Tuesday when he heard a commotion. He looked down the street and saw a pick up truck pulling his purple, 600-pound, aluminum chicken.
    
One of the men was mounted on the chicken, riding it down the road. They were identified through eyewitness accounts and video surveillance.

The chicken, which is valued at $2,300, sustained "a broken leg, broken claw and there was extensive damage to one side," according to the release.

Darrin Luke Edwards, Tyler Lee Jones, and James Joseph Smith were charged with grand theft. Link -via Arbroath

(Image credit: Amy Barry)


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My cousin had a 12 foot pink plastic flamingo he would put on his lawn after Memorial Day and put it away after Labor Day. He did this for years until someone stole it. It was never recovered. Bummer.
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One persons 5 seconds of "yeehaw" is another persons heartache.
What jerks, that looks like such a nice little jam and honey stand, and the novel purple chicken looks like it was much loved for ambiance.
Hopefully the news attention will give that jam stand more sales than a giant purple chicken ever could. You fought the good fight Mr.Chicken. Rest now.
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