Freeze, chicken – don’t cross that road!
Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road and law enforcement will have no idea either.
In an unusual release, the Portland Police Bureau said officers were dispatched this week to a report of a chicken crossing a rush-hour highway in the city’s Linnton district after a caller said the bird was causing a traffic hazard.
In a statement entitled in part, Officers unable to determine chicken’s intent, it said police were unable to locate the bird.
Although they appreciated the humour of the situation, they said animals in the road were no laughing matter.
They also released audio of the tip-off in which the caller assured the dispatcher that “this is actually not a prank call”.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Pete Simpson said it was the first time they had received a serious call about a chicken trying to cross a road. He said officers would remain on the lookout for the bird. – Reuters