ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police said he stole chickens from Montessori school children.
KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KieKU2) that Harvey Aragon Jr. was arrested this week and was found hiding in a downtown Albuquerque apartment closet with smudges of chicken manure on his jeans. Police also said they found three chickens in the backseat of his Buick Skylark. Next door is the chicken coop belonging to Escuela Del Sol Montessori School.
The arrest comes after a school caretaker called police about a possible break-in early Thursday morning.
School director Friedge van Gil said the chickens are used to educate students about chicken care.
Aragon is charged with commercial burglary and possession of stolen property over $500.
It was unclear if he had hired an attorney.