Police chief decapitates boy's pet chicken

chickenThe West Central Tribune reports: "An Atwater, MN woman has filed a formal complaint against the Atwater Police Chief for trespassing on her property and killing her young son’s pet chicken – leaving the hen’s decapitated head just feet from the backyard chicken coop."

“The chicken was like a puppy dog to my son,” said Ashley Turnbull.

Police Chief Trevor Berger "clubbed, killed and decapitated a small, red hen with a shovel."

“It’s against city ordinance for a chicken to be in the city and running around in people’s yards,” said Chief Berger.

(Via Arbroath)

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  1. “It’s against city ordinance for a chicken to be in the city and running around in people’s yards,” said Chief Berger.

    And what is the penalty of violating that ordinance? Does it state that the chicken is to be immediately killed in a cruel and inhumane method?
    What about jay-walking? Is there a city ordinance against jay-walking? And what is its penalty? Amputation of the legs?

  2. Chicken out of place.

    Regular citizen: "Hey, your chicken is out of place, would you please move it inside?"
    Likely outcome: chicken is inside pen.

    Aggressive citizen: "Here, I picked your chicken and through it back into your yard."
    Outcome: chicken is inside pen/yard.

    Cop: "I clubbed your chicken to death and decapitated it. This will teach you a lesson."
    Outcome: Chicken is dead and decapitated, still outside of pen. We have learned that the cop is a sadistic chicken killer.

  3. Christ, what an asshole.

  4. She sounds a lot more confident making that statement than I would be.

  5. daneel says:

    Cluck the police.

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