Why did the officer chase the chicken?

A south Texas police officer had to deal with some fowl play Monday night.

Police in Freeport, about an hour south of Houston, posted the embarrassing video of Officer Curtis Land chasing a chicken.

It ran near gas pumps and under a squad car, and then to his relief it got away.

Oddly enough, police lost sight of the bird near a Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant.

It’s not clear who owned the bird.