SAN MATEO, Florida (WTLV) -- Three men were arrested back in July for stealing a
9-foot-tall purple chicken statue and two of those men now have to come
face-to-face with their punishment.
Darrin Luke Edwards, 19, Tyler Lee Jones, 21, and James Joseph Smith,
18, were each charged with a count of grand theft, according to a
release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Edwards was also
charged with Violation of Probation.
The owner of the statue said he was getting ready for work when he heard a commotion. He looked down the street and saw a pickup
truck pulling his purple, 600-pound, aluminum chicken.
One of the men was mounted on the chicken, riding it down the road.
They were identified through eyewitness accounts and video surveillance.
The chicken, which is valued at $2,300, sustained "a broken leg,
broken claw and there was extensive damage to one side," according to
Jones and Smith agreed through a deferred prosecution agreement to
pay restitution to the owner of the chicken, according to State
Attorney's Office spokeswoman Shannon Peters.
The agreement also requires the men to hold a sign for two hours on a bridge in Palatka.
Peters said the sign will read, "I stole the purple chicken."
You may also like...
Prostitute Mug Shots: Arrests in nationwide sex trafficking sting
Bra Shaking: Police investigated for making woman shake her bra
Controversial Club: College student forms "White Student Union"
4 H8TERZ: Florida's rejected license plates
A real saint: "Mystery priest" comes forward
Beating Death: Man dies after dispute over 75 cents
Hot robber: Pretty female robber wrestles giant clerk, wins
Message in a Bottle: Beachcomber finds man's ashes in bottle
Animal Cruelty: Man accused of killing, cooking family dog
Hooters Hotties: Beautiful women compete in 2013 Hooters swimsuit competition
Teen Lesbian Support: Online support grows 18-year-old girl who had same-sex relationship with 15-year-old
Prostitute Roundup: 92 arrested in online sex sting
Yellow light bust: Florida shortens yellow lights to cause more red light tickets
Hottie Internet Convict: Woman behind mug shot meme sets the record straight
Homebrew Soda: Man claims to find Coca-Cola recipe, sells it on eBay
Waterspouts: Video, images show waterspouts coming ashore
Motorcycles and bikinis: Bikini bike wash!
Faces of Meth: Before and After pictures
When neigh means neigh: Video shows man brutalizing, having sex with horse
Sex blog: Tampa area school CFO busted over her dirty sex porn blog *warning, GRAPHIC*
Nasty Nasty Dining: 10 of the nastiest restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2012
APP-tastic: Download the 10 News app for your iPad
Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club
Outrageous mug shot galleries...
Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen
Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars
Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots
Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots
Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots
Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots
More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries