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N.L. police seek man who hid chicken in his pants, then ‘flew the coop’

A photo of a man Newfoundland Police say stole a chicken by shoving it down his pants.
A photo of a man Newfoundland Police say stole a chicken by shoving it down his pants. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Police are hunting for a man they say put a stolen chicken down his pants in Newfoundland.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the man allegedly took the chicken from a Sobeys grocery store in St. John’s and then assaulted a security guard who confronted him.

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The force says in a Facebook post he “flew the coop” before officers arrived on July 7.

They say they tried to identify the man without going to social media, but are now releasing a photo.

The photo shows a man in blue T-shirt and jeans, tattoos on both arms and sunglasses propped on his forehead.

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They ask residents who may know him to call police or Crime Stoppers.

“We promise we aren’t making it up,” the RNC says on Facebook.

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