It seems just about every day there is a police chase on the news. Some end without death or injury, some don't. So I found this video of a Rochester cop chasing, not a violent criminal or someone with a suspended license but wait for it....a chicken.

That's right, a chicken and this chicken has no intention of surrendering peacefully. In fact, it appears the chicken on the run is trying to give this police officer a heart attack.

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Although we don't actually see the eventual capture in the video, I have to assume that the chicken was finally apprehended. What happened to the chicken after that, I don't know. Maybe the turned it into the local humane society. I just hope there wasn't a barbecue at the Rochester Police Station.

This was a humorous police chase story but the real thing can end badly and is not only a danger to the police officers involved but to the general public sharing the highways and byways of Minnesota.

According to a story by the U.S. Department of Justice released a report last year reporting that in the U.S between 1996 and 2015 more than 7000 people died from police chases around the country.

I'm not sure what the latest statistics are on Minnesota police chases the last 6 or 7 years but as of 2016, Minnesota had one of the lowest death rates from police chases in the country. There were 1751 police chases in 2016 and 8 deaths that resulted from the police pursuits.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the comical police pursuit of the renegade chicken in Rochester.



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