Cop in Chicken Suit Nabs 31 Drivers
As part of a crackdown on those who don't yield to pedestrians
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
Not the chicken suit in question, but you get the idea.   (©)

(Newser) – Police made use of a, er, unique tactic to nail drivers who failed to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks in Lake Elsinore, California, this week: They employed a strategically-placed chicken decoy. A member of the force donned a chicken suit and walked through crosswalks as officers monitored drivers, the Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch reports. "Even though the decoy was wearing a bright yellow costume, most drivers stated they did not see him crossing the road," said police, who had warned people about the blitz in advance and still gave out 32 tickets (one for speeding, the rest for failure to yield).