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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trailer found, but Chicken Cock shipment remains at large

Free the Chicken Cock!

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Did you steal the Chicken Cock truck?
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You've no doubt heard about the $10,000 reward put up last week for tips leading to the recovery of a 884 case shipment of Chicken Cock Whiskey stolen a little over a week ago. Well, today we've gotten word that the trailer that initially carried the booze has been found. Unfortunately, the truckload of flavored whiskey was not.

"I'm confident that the resources being deployed by police and investigators will lead to the successful recovery of the product," said Matti Antilla, owner and president of Chicken Cock Whiskey in a statement. The shipment, originally destined for a Texas distributor, was swiped at a Florence truck stop on June 10. "We immediately ramped up production to get the original orders back on the road to our Texas accounts," Antilla said.

The truck cab was later found not far from the scene of the crime, but the trailer had been missing until today. No official word on where the poor empty trailer was recovered.

The hooch, valued at over $200,000, could fetch as much as $1.4 million if it ends up being sold through restaurants or bars. Not saying we don't have a few of the aluminum bottles stashed under our desks here at CP HQ (we're partial to the root beer flavor), but unfortunately, there's not nearly enough room for all 884 cases.

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