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Giant rooster statue snatched from Castro Valley home

June 25, 2019

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — People are clucking their tongues at the theft of an 8-foot-tall rooster statue from a rural San Francisco Bay Area home.

The fowl theft was discovered Saturday morning when rancher David MacPhearson’s wife noticed the brilliantly colored metal rooster had vanished from its usual spot near the mailbox of their Castro Valley home.

The rooster, dubbed “Big Red” by neighbors, was a local landmark. MacPhearson, who has 30 real chickens, tells KGO-TV that he acquired it in 2017 after guests and visitors had difficulty finding his driveway.

Locals are promising to keep an eagle eye out for the rooster. Anyone who knows anything about the theft can contact the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

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