Guy Gets Mad, Leaves Chickens in Tax Office

He was apparently 'frustrated' with Oregon Department of Revenue
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 25, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Guy Gets Mad, Leaves Chickens in Tax Office
Cage-free chickens walk in a fenced pasture on the Francis Blake organic farm, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, near Waukon, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Police say an Oregon man angry with his tax situation left a flock of seven chickens inside the state revenue office. Police in Eugene said in a news release they responded to a report Wednesday afternoon of chickens left in the lobby of the Oregon Department of Revenue. Police and an animal welfare officer rounded up the fowl, and they were taken to an animal shelter. Officers gave 66-year-old Louis Adler, of Creswell, a trespass notice requiring him to stay away from the office or risk a citation.

State agency spokesman Derrick Gasperini said the staff had prior dealings with Adler and he was "frustrated by the outcome." The Register-Guard reports no people or animals were injured. Adler couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Meanwhile, the Register-Guard reports, citing a police rep, that "the chickens did no damage to the office but did leave behind a bit of poop." (More strange stuff stories.)

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