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Angry Chickens Attacked a McDonald's Drive-Thru In This State

The birds were reportedly "chasing" and "harassing" customers.
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Just when we think we've heard about all the weirdest things happening at fast-food chains (like the avocado-eating rats that have made themselves a little too comfortable at Chipotle), McDonald's once again takes the cake in terms of bizarre occurrences.

A drive-thru location in Warren County, New Jersey, was attacked by a "flock" of angry chickens, according to Fox 5. The parking lot of the restaurant, located on Route 31 South, became the setting of a scene reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror film The Birds. Reportedly, the chickens were "chasing" and "harassing" McDonald's customers, and pecking at car tires. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)

The attack had escalated enough to warrant a 9-1-1 call to the Washington Township police, which dispatched an Animal Control officer to the scene. It turns out, the "flock" ended up being just two chickens, which were captured and taken to Common Sense for Animals shelter until their owner was found. The Washington Township Police Department later posted an update on the situation to their Facebook page, saying the owner of the animals had been located.

*Update* the chickens owners were found. Thanks to all who shared this story and helped spread the word.
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Posted by Washington Township Police Department on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The post goes on to humorously speculate on the connection between chicken nuggets and the motive for the attacks. "We cannot confirm at this time if [the chickens] were targeting specific customers (with chicken nuggets and sandwiches in hand) or random customers," it read. "It was rumored that this activity might be in "response" to McDonald's plan of offering 3 new chicken sandwiches in the near future, coincidence???"

While peculiar, this isn't even the weirdest thing McDonald's customers have reported experiencing at the chain's nationwide locations. A recently shut down McDonald's in New York City was reportedly its most controversial location on record, and here's why.

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Mura Dominko
Mura Dominko is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!. Read more
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