Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fowl play

Fowl play: Two busted on OWI charges after chicken nabbed off grill

Urinating on a house and grabbing a piece of chicken off a grill proved to be the downfall for two Beloit men arrested Wednesday night in downtown Madison, police said.

Richard Carrat, 40, was tentatively charged with his sixth OWI and operating while revoked, and Matthew McCartney, 38, was tentatively charged with his first OWI and operating after revocation, following their arrest at about 7:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Madison police said the two stumbled out of a van in front of a house in the 500 block of West Washington Avenue, where a 22-year-old Madison man was grilling chicken outside. The two apparently were in need of a bathroom, but the grilling man refused to let them inside his house and instead went inside himself and locked the door.

"He looked out a window to see one of the men urinating on his house," said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. "When the man finished, he grabbed a piece of chicken off the grill, and the two drove off."

According to police:

The griller of the pilfered poultry was perturbed and called police.

An officer found the van downtown and pulled it over. McCartney was behind the wheel, police said, and Carrat was in the passenger seat, chomping on the chicken and licking his fingers.

"The officer noted Carrat had something reddish-brown on his fingers, and there was a dab of the same substance on his cheek," DeSpain said.

Carrat told the officer he purchased the chicken on State Street, but the officer didn't buy it.

"The officer indicated a similar piece of chicken was missing from a downtown grill," DeSpain said. "The driver then admitted Carrat was in fact dining on that missing piece of chicken."

Carrat got his sixth OWI because the chicken griller said Carrat had been driving at the time the van was at his house, police said.

Couldn't these two just head over to KFC and try the new grilled chicken like everyone else? Pissing on a guys house is one thing but stealing his fucking chicken is just wrong.