- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) - Hueytown police say a door-to-door salesman dressed in a chicken suit has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Chief Chuck Hagler says 40-year-old Brian Eades was arrested on a Jefferson County sheriff’s warrant for assault on Tuesday after neighbors complained about unpermitted solicitors in their area.

Police say a second man, 58-year-old Michael Bratton, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Hagler says Bratton was with Eades, but wasn’t wearing a chicken suit. Police say the men were soliciting for a tax preparation service and are being held in the county jail. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.

Hagler says Hueytown has had ongoing problems with unpermitted door-to-door salespeople and homeowners should never assume that companies screen door-to-door salespeople for criminal histories.

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