State police investigate Holly Twp. rooster robbery

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police are investigating a case of pilfered poultry and a dead rooster in Holly Township.

Officers with the agency’s Metro North Groveland Detachment responded to a call 8 a.m. Sunday from a resident of the 1200 block of Baker Road about some missing roosters, officials said.

The caller told police one of his roosters was found dead in its cage and the location of four other roosters was unknown.

He said he was sure he locked the cage. He told police he believed someone opened it and took the roosters, since he didn’t think an animal was able to unlock it.

He said the bereft-of-life bird he found in the cage was likely killed by a raccoon that got in after it was opened, according to police.

Anyone with information about the theft should call the Michigan State Police’s Metro North Post at (248) 584-5740.