Chicken Stolen From Crock Pot in Arlington, Virginia: Woman Reports Poultry Theft To Police

02/23/2013 09:40 am ET | Updated Feb 26, 2013
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Arlington Now reports that a most dastardly crime has been reported in Northern Virginia:

A resident on the 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road told officers that someone stole a chicken from her crock pot as it was cooking. It happened sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., while the resident was away from the apartment.

“She returned to find the chicken had been taken, and there were only vegetables remaining in the crock pot,” said Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The actual police report is just as short on illuminating details:

BURGLARY, 02/19/13, 600 block of S. Carlin Springs Road. Between 9 am and 1:30 pm on February 19, an unknown subject(s) entered a residence and stole a chicken that was cooking in a crock pot. There is no suspect(s) description.

The usual suspects -- i.e., pets -- aren't implicated in this case, because there were no pets in the apartment. There was also no sign of forced entry, and, evidently, also no sign of the police being too concerned about the missing chicken.

“We suspect fowl play,” Sternbeck told Arlington Now.

Plausibly, the chef perhaps forgot to put the chicken in the pot to begin with. That said, this isn't the only odd poultry dinner-related crime in the greater D.C. area. Last year, Russell E. Neff was accused of breaking into a Maryland home and baking a chicken pot pie.

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