The hens and the eggs they laid fell prey to a 40-year-old man from the Szczebrzeszyn commune (lubelskie province), who broke into the neighbor’s barn and stole the poultry. Police officers were led to him by traces of slippers and feathers scattered in front of his house.
The incident took place on Wednesday, April 26, on one of the properties in the Szczebrzeszyn commune. The police received a report of the theft of chickens and eggs. The poultry owner told uniformed officers that after returning from work, he noticed signs of a break-in to the barn.
According to the police, the thief was so determined that he ran around the yard after one of the chickens.
– After counting the poultry, it turned out that eight laying hens and almost all of the eggs laid by them are missing. The value of the losses was estimated by the owner at over PLN 830. Arkadiusz Arciszewski from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Zamość.
Follow the footsteps to the neighbor’s property. There they found feathers
Reaching the perpetrator of the theft did not cause the uniforms the slightest problem.
– In the muddy area, he left the characteristic traces of flip-flops that led to the neighbor’s property. There, in front of the house, police officers found fresh feathers of the same color as the breeder’s hens – adds Arciszewski.
The 40-year-old pleaded guilty to stealing the neighbor’s chickens. According to the policeman, he made broth from one of them and fried the other. “However, he did not remember what he did with the eggs,” describes Arciszewski.
The man was taken into police custody. After sobering up, he was charged with burglary. He is facing up to 10 years in prison for this act.
Main photo source: KWP Lublin