The stolen 1,000-pound concrete chicken from Alexander County apparently has crossed the road into a significant media spotlight.
The 3-foot-tall poached poultry met with fowl play over the weekend when it was taken from the driveway of a chicken house farm on All Healing Springs Road. Thieves used a tractor or lifting equipment to remove the bird, whose base was found several miles away.
Word of the chicken caper quickly spread, and it was even a topic of conversation on Kelly Ripa’s “Live with Kelly” TV show Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Tod Jones, chief deputy of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, said Wednesday the agency is working on some leads in the case but no arrests have been made.
The chicken is valued at about $1,100. Anyone with information is asked to call Alexander County Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555. A reward could range from $100 to $1,000.
Alexander County is about 60 miles north of Charlotte.