Students Allegedly Steal, Kill And Eat UVM Fraternity's Chicken
A fraternity at the University of Vermont is one chicken short after a group of three students allegedly stole the bird from the fraternity’s property and then killed it and ate it in a residence hall.
“We raised six (now five) of them for a couple years now between a few of us brothers who feed and let them out each day, and collect their eggs,” wrote Joe Pappas, the president of the Alpha Gamma Rho chapter at UVM. “We are an agricultural fraternity, so of course when this happened we were not happy.”
According to UVM police, the chicken was reported stolen on Sunday from the fraternity’s property on South Prospect Street in Burlington.
UVM Police identified UVM students Cameron Dube, Darien Newman and Hannah Jackman – all age 18 – as “being involved in the incident."
The three were cited to appear in court for a range of crimes including unlawful trespass, possession of stolen property, accessory before the fact and cruelty to animals. Police did not initially indicate if the students cooked the chicken before eating it.
Update 1:53 p.m. UVM Police Services Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau said in an email that "Yes, they [the three suspects] indicated they cooked it."