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Man busted for stealing bird costume and wearing it to Kansas City bar for wing night

The unnamed suspect allegedly snatched the suit from the Kansas City Costume Company.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   June 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 27 (UPI) -- A Kansas City man who allegedly broke into a costume shop and stole a bird costume had his wings clipped by police after he wore the stolen suit to a nearby bar for wing night.

Customers at the Cashew saw the man come in on Thursday while wearing a giant yellow cape and a feathered hat. He began singing loudly and police showed up after finding out about an allegedly burglary at the Kansas City Costume Company.


"He got into the costume shop, took the costume and then walked down the street to the bar," Kansas City Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Kari Thompson told the Kansas City Star. "Several witnesses saw this and called. We located him at the bar and arrested him. He was observed wearing a yellow cape or coat with a hat with feathers."

"It was just bizarre," a bar patron told KMBC. "We came in and there was a guy sitting at the bar, and he was in a really weird bird feather costume, and we didn't think too much of it, he was really quiet. And the next thing we know, five cops show up and they go to arrest him, they handcuff him, he fights them a little bit, and they just drag him out and take him away."

The man was given a medical evaluation in an ambulance before being taken into custody. The bird costume was returned to its nest at the costume shop.



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