Cops Want to Know Why Chicken Was Crossing Road Rogue bird recaptured in Scotland By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Oct 8, 2016 7:41 AM CDT 35 comments Comments Police in Scotland released this photo of the stray chicken. (Police Scotland)Police in Scotland released this photo of the stray chicken. (Police Scotland) (Newser) – Police in Dundee, Scotland found themselves in the news across the country after publicly wondering why a chicken was crossing the road. Police appealed for information after the bird was found "giving passing motorists cause for concern" Friday morning, the BBC reports. Three officers chased the chicken through the city's streets what social media users described as "the funniest thing ever," reports the Courier. They eventually caught the bird, which was taken to a police station and will remain in custody until the owner can be traced.