Alabama cops beg locals not to eat chicken strips that fell off a truck

The Sheriff’s Office said locals could face charges for stopping to pick up the chicken tenders.

Authorities in Alabama have had to threaten locals with charges to keep them from taking and eating chicken strips that fell off of a truck onto a rural highway after a crash.

Authorities in Alabama have had to threaten locals with charges to keep them from taking and eating chicken strips that fell off of a truck onto a rural highway after a crash.

On Sunday, January 6, a semi truck hauling boxes of chicken tenders overturned on Highway 35 in Cherokee County, Alabama.

During the crash, the truck’s load of chicken tenders spilled off onto the roadway.

But the lost chicken tenders must’ve proven to be too finger-licking tempting to Alabama residents because local authorities have had to issue an official warning.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office penned a Facebook message to residents to let them know that they are creating a traffic hazard by stopping on the highway to pick up the chicken tenders: “You’re creating a traffic hazard! It’s a crime to impede the flow of traffic,” the post points out.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office also points out that eating the tenders might come with unexpected consequences — like food poisoning: “Those cases have been on the ground for over 24 hours and are unsafe to consume.”

The post warns locals that they could face charges if they are caught taking the chicken tenders.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT|The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking that no one try to stop to get the chicken…

Posted by Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency – Alabama on Sunday, January 6, 2019