- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 24, 2015

An Oregon man was banned from the state’s ­Department of Revenue office in Eugene this week after he reportedly let loose a flock of chickens inside department headquarters.

Eugene police told The Register-Guard that Louis J. Adler, 66, of Creswell was given a trespass notice and told to stay away from the revenue office or risk another citation after he allegedly unleashed seven chickens inside the building Wednesday afternoon, prompting law enforcement officials and animal control workers to arrive on the scene to coral the cluckers before bringing them to a nearby shelter.

“It’s not often that we take in seven chickens at once and certainly not under this circumstance,” Cary Lieberman, executive director of the Greenhill Humane Society, told KEZI News.

The reason for the fowl act wasn’t immediately clear, but Derrick Gasperini, a spokesman for the agency, told the newspaper that office employees had prior dealings with Mr. Adler and said that the man had been “frustrated with the outcome.”

Mr. Adler declined to answer questions when approached by KEZI at his home following the incident, the station reported.

No chickens or state workers were harmed during the incident, but the spokesman said the animals managed to make a mess of the office.

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