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Straight-Up Chicken Abuse

I'm not sure why these things always happen on my line, but here's how a Gothamist reader recounts his experience on the 6 train last night.
We boarded the 6 train at 33rd street around 7pm last night, and noticed a large scarcity of passengers in one section of the train. Upon looking down, it I saw first a live chicken, then noticed it was wrapped in the loving arms of an apparent homeless man wearing at MTA shirt. He kept picking up the chicken, holding it over his head, kissing it, hugging it, and more inappropriate things that I will refrain from detailing. In the simple words of my fellow passenger, Charlotte, "That is straight-up chicken abuse." No one on the train was shy about photographing this man, as he was seemingly oblivious to his surroundings. It was truly an only-in-New-York event, a phrase that was uttered several times throughout the short ride.
An MTA spokesperson reports that the man appears to be wearing an MTA uniform, so maybe he's not homeless, he's just your average NAMCLA member and transit employee.

Naturally, this story takes us back to the below clip.

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