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Giant chicken sculpture returned to Ivywild restaurant

Posted at 3:46 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 20:42:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – The giant chicken is back!

The 8-foot-tall metal chicken sculpture was stolen Friday night from the parking lot of Prime 25, a popular restaurant in Colorado Springs’ Ivywild neighborhood.

The 8-foot, 500-pound chicken (or rooster) is a familiar landmark in the Ivywild neighborhood and has been attached to a utility pole in the parking lot at 1605 S. Tejon for years. Last Friday night, it was stolen just after 9 p.m. right in front of oblivious customers.

Monday night, News 5’s Zach Thaxton reported on the missing bird and Tuesday afternoon, it was miraculously returned.

Zach Thaxton went back to the Ivywild neighbor Tuesday to follow up after hearing of the bird’s return, and the restaurant manager told him that the publicity surrounding the ‘fowl’ play must have convinced the thieves to return the sculpture.

The restaurant manager said they will better secure the sculpture from now on.


Giant Ivywild chicken sculpture stolen in plain sight