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Feisty chicken Facebook fodder in Louisiana city

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A brazen Louisiana chicken has run afowl of the law for its bullying ways at a bank – in turn supplying some fine social media fodder.

The Walker Police Department – the chief law enforcement agency in the city of Walker, Livingston Parish – posted a “be on the lookout” advisory on Facebook last Saturday after being dispatched to a bank “in response to a complaint of an aggressive chicken.”

Despite a quick arrival, the chicken had fled on foot.

“According to the complaint, the chicken had been terrorizing bank customers all week, at both the walk-up ATM and the drive-thru,” the post says. “Bank officials told officers that the chicken chased customers, attempted to enter customer vehicles and on a number of occasions, failed to engage in proper social distancing.”

Area patrols, however, failed to scratch up the perp, who, by the way, is said to be reddish-tan, 18 inches tall and 6 to 8 pounds.

“The chicken is wanted on charges of assault, attempted battery, attempted burglary, terrorizing and ignoring an order of the governor,” the post says. “Given the chicken’s history of aggressive behavior, the public is urged to avoid confronting the fowl and to instead contact Walker Police if seen. Thank you!”

In a follow-up post Monday, Capt. John Sharp of the Walker Police Department said the agency’s initial post had reached over 114,000 people and was plucked for use by local, regional and international news organizations.

“The (mostly) true post was prepared upon the belief that we could all use a little humor during this remarkable period we are all experiencing,” Sharp said. “We’re pleased that you enjoyed it!”

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