August 12, 2014 14:18
On Monday August 11, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a chicken crossing Highway 30 in Linnton, North of the St. John's Bridge.
The caller reported to the non-emergency line that the chicken was creating a traffic hazard along the highway.
Audio of the 9-1-1 call is available by visiting: http://youtu.be/gN4T_bOIFJU
Responding officers were unable to locate the chicken and fortunately there were no traffic crashes related to this unusual report.
While "chicken crossing road" jokes have been told for more than a century, animals in the roadway creating traffic hazards are no laughing matter.
If you see animals (or people) in or near the roadway potentially causing a traffic hazard, please call the Police Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204