Texas Police Department ‘seeking information’ on Chick-fil-A prankster: ‘Udderly heinous’


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After residents of a Texas town were tricked into thinking they would be getting a new Chick-fil-A, local police officers responded with humor.

Earlier this week, the Wharton Police Department in Wharton, Texas posted photos on Facebook showing a sign that had been erected at a major intersection.

The sign read: “COMING SOON Chick-fil-A”, with the hashtag #eatmorchikin.

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However, Wharton isn’t expecting a Chick-fil-A location anytime soon, officials say.

In the Facebook post, the Wharton Police Department wrote that it was “actively seeking information on the identity of the infamous ‘Original Prankster'”.

“This heartless individual has strategically placed a sign promising a ‘Chick-Fil-A coming soon’ at the main intersection of Richmond and FM1301,” the police department joked.

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“A witness said the act was ‘extremely heinous and heartless,'” the post continued. “The Chief has allocated additional resources to find the source of this capital infraction.”

In the comments to the post, the Wharton Police Department added a photo of a cow – Chick-fil-A’s mascot – and wrote, “We wish to identify this individual who was seen near the scene earlier. .”

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In an email, Sgt. Ariel Soltura, public information officer for the Wharton Police Department, told Fox News Digital that the police department did not stage the prank itself, but “played it with humor”.

A prankster in Wharton, Texas put up a sign that incorrectly said a Chick-fil-A was coming to town soon.
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Soltura explained that the Wharton Police Department often uses humor on its Facebook page “in an effort to further humanize officers and increase community buy-in.”

Soltura also said that the Chick-fil-A prankster may have tricked officials as well.

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“It’s not often that an entire department of trained police professionals get duped, but that is in fact the case with this ‘horrifically heinous and heartless’ prank,” Soltura said.

“To say we’re sad that the sign isn’t real would be an understatement, because Chick-fil-A is absolutely delicious,” Soltura added.

Chick-fil-A also confirmed to Fox News Digital via email that the fast-food chain currently has no plans to open a restaurant in Wharton.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in hopes of serving excellent cuisine to existing and new customers with outstanding service,” the company said in a statement. “While we hope to serve the Wharton community in the future, we currently have no locations to confirm.”

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