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2 chickens captured after ‘wreaking havoc’ at a Warren County McDonald’s

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Animal Control Officer Robbie Lagonera and a McDonald’s manager weren’t too chicken to apprehend two suspects accused of “harassing” and “chasing” customers and pecking at car tires at a McDonald’s in Washington Township on Tuesday.

“Earlier today we received a call for a flock of chickens “wreaking havoc” at our local McDonald’s on Route 31 South. We immediately called our animal “havoc” specialist, ACO Robbie (and the crowd goes wild). He quickly leapt into action and responded to the scene before the perpetrators could fly the coup. (see what we did there?),” police wrote in a Facebook post.

“Upon arrival, he observed two suspect chickens “harassing” and “chasing” customers and pecking at car tires.  We cannot confirm at this time if they were targeting specific customers (with chicken nuggets and sandwiches in hand) or random customers,” police said.

Lagonera, with assistance from the manager, was able to take 2 suspects into custody and they were brought to Common Sense for Animals for further questioning. The chickens will remain the shelter for 7 days and then put up for adoption if the owners are not located, police said.

“It was rumored that this activity might be in “response” to McDonald’s plan of offering 3 new chicken sandwiches in the near future, coincidence???,” police said.

Anyone that recognizes these “fowl” suspects please advise the owners to call 908-689-1111 so that they can be returned to their owners.

(Photo: Courtesy Washington township Police Department/Facebook)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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