Thief steals US flag from man in chicken suit

Eric Didio, in chicken suit at left, was robbed Wednesday of his American flag outside a Boston Market restaurant on Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. (Jesse Leavenworth / June 6, 2012)
Eric Didio, in chicken suit at left, was robbed Wednesday of his American flag outside a Boston Market restaurant on Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester. (Jesse Leavenworth / June 6, 2012)

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) - Police are investigating the theft of an American flag from a man in a chicken suit.

The Hartford Courant reports that Eric Didio was waving the flag and dancing outside a newly renovated Boston Market restaurant Wednesday as part of his job, when a man jumped from a car, grabbed the flag and took off.

A customer who witnessed the theft called police.

The newspaper reports that the dispatcher had a hard time relaying the call to officers, breaking into laughter while trying to say "chicken suit."

Nathan Atwood, the restaurant's general manager, says he stood beside the 23-year-old Didio for the rest of his shift to provide security.

No arrests have been made.

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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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