Cops: Man rustled 10-foot rooster statue at antique shop

Photographic portrait of a rooster, showing wattles, earlobes and comb. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim, licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

Photographic portrait of a rooster, showing wattles, earlobes and comb. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim, licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) – Police have charged a southwestern Pennsylvania man with rustling a rooster — a 10-foot fiberglass statue of one, anyway — and were still looking for another man who allegedly helped him.

Thirty-year-old Brody Nichols, of Fallowfield Township, didn’t immediately return a call Tuesday on charges including theft and fleeing police filed after the incident early Saturday in Charleroi.

Police believe Nichols and another man removed the statue from a yard next to Tim’s Secret Treasures, an antique store.

Police gave chase when they saw Nichols and another man had stopped to adjust the bird, which was strapped into the back of a pickup about 3:25 a.m.

Nichols lost police when he turned onto a dirt road, but they recognized who he was by that time. The bird toppled out of the truck and was returned to its owner.

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Photographic portrait of a rooster, showing wattles, earlobes and comb. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim, licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

Photographic portrait of a rooster, showing wattles, earlobes and comb. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim, licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.