Theft of Big Bird costume from Adelaide circus leads to charges against two men

Two males have been charged over the theft of a priceless Huge Chicken costume, which was taken from an Adelaide circus after which returned to the venue earlier this week.

The costume went lacking from the Sesame Avenue Circus Spectacular at Bonython Park someday between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

It reappeared on Wednesday, after two males have been reportedly seen carrying what gave the impression to be the lacking costume.

The $160,000 merchandise was discovered dumped exterior the circus venue at Thebarton, with a be aware connected, simply earlier than 5:00am.

Police stated an investigation had recognized two males — a 26-year-old from Norwood and a 22-year-old from Murray Bridge — because the alleged culprits.

Final night time, the lads have been charged with theft and unlawfully being on premises, and will seem within the Adelaide Magistrates Court docket on June 30.

The Huge Chicken costume was discovered subsequent to an electrical energy field on Port Street at Thebarton.(

Equipped: SA Police


The be aware discovered within the beak of the costume was signed off by the “Huge Chicken Bandits” and contained an apology for being “such a giant birden”.

“We had a good time with Mr Chicken, he is a terrific man and no hurt got here to our pal,” it acknowledged.

The 213cm-tall yellow costume is created from ostrich feathers and was flown from New York to participate within the present.

Native Sesame Avenue followers expressed their aid and pleasure on Wednesday on the information that Huge Chicken had been discovered and could be making a return.

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