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NYC Stranger Linked to Headless Chicken Mystery in Wealthy Connecticut Neighborhood

Police say there's no known connection between the NYC man arrested and the Connecticut homeowner

What to Know

  • Someone was dumping headless chickens and pigeons outside a home in a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood
  • Westport police say they got a call about the grisly discovery late Friday; it's apparently happened on random occasions for a year
  • A 48-year-old NYC man was arrested in the case; there's no known connection between him in the Connecticut homeowner

Police have captured a man they say has been leaving decapitated chickens outside a home in a wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. 

Westport police say a resident called at about 11:30 p.m. Friday to say someone had just dropped a bag containing two headless chickens and a headless pigeon on his property, then ran toward a nearby railroad station. 

Based on surveillance video, police found 48-year-old New York City resident Ajamu Obataiye at the station and charged him with breach of peace, animal cruelty and illegal dumping. 

Police say decapitated chickens have been left at the home on apparently random occasions over the past year. There's no known connection between Obataiye and the homeowner. 

He was released on $7,500 bond. The case wasn't listed in online court records and it's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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