RCMP suspect fowl play in the case of one Albertan who wandered into an Airdrie Tim Hortons with a rubber chicken and left with a bunch of cash. Police are saying he concealed a donation box full of cash with a rubber chicken and took off. Now they're looking for a suspect in the Tim Hortons theft that's ruffled a few feathers.
The rubber chicken bandit struck on Tuesday, February 11, at the CrossIron Mills Tim Hortons, shortly after 1:22 p.m.
The caucasian man seen wearing a blue jacket and clad in a black balaclava was caught on camera going up to the donation box on the counter, according to a press release.
He then placed the chicken over the box, and, in what's surely the heist of this century, left the store with both in hand.
Fraser Logan, media relations manager of Alberta RCMP, said it seemed the man had used his chicken to conceal the box. We're not certain which charity the box's proceeds were going to.
As the case is still developing, not much information has been made available. All we know is that the man is in possession of a rubber chicken and that he's not afraid to use it. Police are currently looking for suspects and more information.
Why did the chicken cross the road? And which road in particular? RCMP are currently investigating and we will update this story as we learn more.
If you have any information about the chicken bandit, call the Airdrie RCMP detachment at 403-945-7200.
You can also do so anonymously at Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by reporting online.
Is this all part of some elaborate rubber-chicken pyramid scheme? https://t.co/ylSjum34xO— Rod Potter 🎸 (@Rod Potter 🎸)1582847404.0
This case seems par for the course for one of Canada's most fowl-forward provinces.
"Really, Q, what the devil?" "Now James. Don't speak ill of my donation-grabbing rubber chicken 2000 until you've s… https://t.co/j8M1B8BvTi— John Wear-Your-Mask-Like-a-Badge-of-Honour Roscoe (@John Wear-Your-Mask-Like-a-Badge-of-Honour Roscoe)1582831969.0
While this crime seems funny on the surface, it should be taken seriously. Stealing from charity is not the classiest action one could take, rubber chicken or no.