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Fowl play? Rooster missing for months
Man seeks return of large, fiberglass statue
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Anyone with information about the missing rooster statute is asked to call the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office at (770) 781-2200. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (770) 888-7308.

A Forsyth County man's rooster has flown the coop and he's asking for the public's help in finding it.

Kenneth Bragg said the 10-foot-tall, fiberglass statue was taken in June from his yard on Valley Lane in the Mountain Valley subdivision off Canton Highway.

He's frustrated that the bird, which weighs between 75 and 85 pounds, has not turned up.

Bragg said the rooster was plucked from his home once before, but he found it on the road not far from his house.

A few days later, the statue disappeared again and he hasn't seen it since.

"I've collected stuff like that all my life," Bragg said. "This is the big one, but I've collected figurines and doodads all my life."

Bragg said he's been offered $500 for the prime poultry piece 15 or 20 times, though he wouldn't sell it.

He said he's had the bird, which he bought for $200 from an acquaintance, for about a year.

Bragg reported the summer bird-napping to authorities.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Lt. Duane Piper said investigators were not able to develop any leads on the bird's whereabouts.

Lookouts were issued locally and to agencies in neighboring counties.

"We do take all thefts seriously," Piper said.

He said summer is a time when thefts of yard ornaments increase.

"In the summertime, thefts of those types of things go up," Piper said. "Kids are out of school, they're bored and they do things like that."