Mississippi corrections officer charged with kidnapping, killing beloved rooster

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022

A Mississippi corrections officer has been charged after she allegedly kidnapped and killed a beloved rooster. She was also fired from her job.

Carl the Rooster was a fixture in the downtown of Ocean Springs a city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But Carl disappeared early Sunday.

A video shared on social media showed the rooster’s kidnapping. A second video shared on social media appeared to show the rooster’s dead body being dumped.

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The animal was highly popular with the downtown community and people shared outrage on social media after the bird’s disappearance.

Kendra Shaffer, who worked as a corrections officer in Jones County, Mississippi, was identified as the suspect and was issued a citation on a charge of cruelty to an animal other than a dog or cat.

She’s scheduled to appear in court on May 4.