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New York Road Covered In Raw Chicken And No One Knows Why

New York Road Covered In Raw Chicken And No One Knows Why

It's one of the most frequently asked questions in history - why did the chicken cross the road? Well, last Friday (30 August) in Brooklyn, it was to cause an unholy and frankly bizarre mess.

Perplexed locals took photographs and video footage of a road in the Boerum Hill area of New York's Brooklyn borough that was covered in a sea of chicken.

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Not alive chicken, either. Dead, butchered chicken.

Weird, right?

Naturally, the confused folks have no idea what must have happened, but the mess caused quite a stir.

The streets of Brooklyn were mysteriously coated in butchered chicken on Friday. Credit: Twitter/Cullen Camic
The streets of Brooklyn were mysteriously coated in butchered chicken on Friday. Credit: Twitter/Cullen Camic

One person said: "It was fowl."

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Very good, very good indeed.

The incident took place on Friday morning between Wyckoff Street and Bond Street and saw the large quantities of chicken dumped in the street in a relatively neat pile.

Eventually that order was destroyed as several vehicles ran the chicken over where it sat in the road, which just made the mess that little bit more disgusting.

Cullen Camic, who took some footage of the chicken, told BuzzFeed News: "When I first saw it, it was just like a white mound, much more cohesive than in the video."

He added that the pile when he initially saw it was about a foot high and covered 'the whole street'.

The pile of chicken was originally a foot high and covered the whole street. Credit: Twitter/Cullen Camic
The pile of chicken was originally a foot high and covered the whole street. Credit: Twitter/Cullen Camic

Seriously, what the hell?

Camic took the video and sent it to his girlfriend, who passed it on to writer Sara Vilkomerson, who tweeted: "Does anyone know what the hell kind of chicken massacre happened in Boerum Hill?"

Nope, nobody seems to.

Apparently, the chicken was in decent nick and didn't stink quite as much as you'd imagine it would.

In fact, Camic reported back that the chicken seemed to be 'pretty fresh'.

You'll excuse us if we don't immediately rush to make a sandwich out of it, mind.

Camic continued: "It was clean chicken, probably headed to Popeye's or something.

"It looked like some weird piece of abstract art."

Credit: Department of Sanitation
Credit: Department of Sanitation

Yes, it would be a weird piece of abstract art indeed. Dali would be proud.

Popeye's chicken, who own a restaurant around the corner from where the chicken was spotted, have not responded to BuzzFeed News's request for comment.

Camic added: "I almost slipped when I was taking [the video] because I stepped on a piece of chicken fat. Nearly took a header."

Anyway, the excitement ended pretty quickly, with the New York Department of Sanitation arriving to clear up the mess and clean the street down.

A spokesperson for the Department of Sanitation said: "A DSNY mechanical broom addressed the condition at 10:00 a.m. A flusher [truck with water] is on the way to address any remaining street residue."

The police are also looking into the incident after a 911 call was made.

A spokesperson for the NYPD said: "Upon arrival officers observed employees of the Department of Sanitation cleaning up raw chicken parts on the road."

Perhaps we'll never know exactly how it occurred, and maybe that's OK.


Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Cullen Camic

Topics: Food, Food And Drink, US News, Weird, Animals

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

 

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