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Explosion Reported at Home of Ga. 'Chicken Man' (Chicken Man Blows Himself Up)
ABC News ^ | 03/26/2012 | GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press

Posted on 03/26/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

An explosion on Monday rocked the suburban Atlanta home of a man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say a body was found inside.

Marshals had been on the scene for about two hours trying to evict Andrew Wordes, who's known as the "Chicken Man," when the explosion happened around 12:45 p.m., said Antonio Johnson of the Fulton County marshal's office. Minutes before the explosion, Wordes told them to leave the property that was in foreclosure. Other than the body found inside the house, which officials did not immediately identify, no one was reported injured in the blast.

~snip~

A local television station said Wordes called one of its reporters several times Monday morning, including right before the explosion. On a recording of the final call, a WSB-TV reporter can be heard asking Wordes what's going on.

"I just can't tell you. It ain't pretty though," the man identified by the station as Wordes says.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; agriculture; andrewwordes; chickenman; chickens; eggs; emminentdomain; fowl; napl; poison; poisoning; poultry; propertyrights; roswell; turkeys
No word yet on how many chickens were killed.
1 posted on 03/26/2012 2:35:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Be careful with your next order of McDonalds nuggets...


2 posted on 03/26/2012 2:36:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Uh, hold my McNuggets and watch this!


3 posted on 03/26/2012 2:37:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Neighbors cry “Fowl!”


4 posted on 03/26/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Do Not explode your chickens.
 


5 posted on 03/26/2012 2:38:58 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Here's a picture of his wife


6 posted on 03/26/2012 2:39:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
exploding chicken
 
 
Oh, the Humanity!
 

7 posted on 03/26/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dfwgator
Classic!! Thee most disturbing sketch from those goofy Canucks!
8 posted on 03/26/2012 2:44:05 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHvH418z6iI


9 posted on 03/26/2012 2:44:28 PM PDT by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise
Passport photo.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Photo of second man thought to have fled the scene...

11 posted on 03/26/2012 2:49:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

12 posted on 03/26/2012 2:49:40 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: N. Theknow

He had been plucked over by the bank of america.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 3:25:52 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Responsibility2nd
An explosion on Monday rocked the suburban Atlanta home of a man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say a body was found inside.

The body...


14 posted on 03/26/2012 4:57:30 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So, did he end up a fried chicken man or a baked chicken man?


15 posted on 03/26/2012 5:00:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I thought I was at HufPo or somewhere as I read these comments about a mentally disturbed old man who died. I guess I just don ‘t see the humor.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 5:08:49 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: 6SJ7
And this would be his head:

Photobucket

17 posted on 03/26/2012 5:18:42 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whew. At first I thought they were talking about “Super Chicken”


18 posted on 03/26/2012 5:23:57 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; martin_fierro
Oh no! Not Big Chicken!


19 posted on 03/26/2012 5:28:04 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you blow up your house, do the rest of us living a favor and take some of the government people with you.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 5:40:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ezekiel
There's something funky about this story.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, you know what they say:
“Everything dies, baby that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back”.....

RLTW


22 posted on 03/26/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Ezekiel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
NY Post: CHICKEN MAN FRIED


23 posted on 03/26/2012 6:55:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

RIP

24 posted on 03/27/2012 6:57:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All jokes aside...this man was railroaded out of his house by the city of Roswell.

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

* December 2008: Roswell Zoning Department issues a warning for the chickens on his property. (At that time, the City of Roswell’s Code of Ordinances said “On less than two acres you MAY NOT have livestock except for poultry and swine.”) The City decided to issue a citation anyway. Mayor Wood attempts to step in and stop the city, but the city moves forward. Both parties head to court.
* Spring 2009: Mr. Wordes hires former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes to represent him against the city. Both parties presented their cases to Judge Maurice Hilliard who issued a dismissal of the case against the Chicken Man.
*

Summer 2009: The Roswell City Council rewrites the law, without a ‘grandfather clause’, to make all but 6 chickens on a property illegal–directly targeting and affecting Mr. Wordes. The law further states that the ‘legal’ chickens must remain in a permanent enclosure.**
(**Mr. Wordes property sits on a flood plain. 3-4 feet of water rises on his property when it storms. Because of this, the city would not issue a permit for a permanent enclosure, therefore making it ‘illegal’ for him to have his birds. This is important because after the storms and flooding in September 2009, with a 6 foot storm surge of Storm Water the sewer backed causing 4 feet of Storm Water and SEWAGE in the basement of his home. In order to save his home AND his chickens, Mr. Wordes borrowed a BobCat to move the dirt around. He was subsequently issued citations for too many chickens, grading of property without a permit and too many cars on his property. The City also would not submit requests for FEMA funds for the property. The property has flooded several times since this initial flood.)

* Additionally
* The City of Roswell contacted Mr. Wordes mortgage holder, an elderly woman who has held his mortgage for the entirety of his 16 years in his home. With the threat of liens, citations and grievances, the City pressures Wordes’ mortgage broker into SELLING the note to another broker for 50 cents on the dollar. The current mortgage broker is attempting to foreclose on Mr. Wordes home.
* Mr. Wordes reports to court for his citations after the flood. Judge Hilliard again rules in his favor stating that he is ‘grandfathered in’ to the new law, but must complete 180 hours of community service for the illegal grading and the excessive number of cars on his property. Unbeknown to him, his sentence of Community service also requested him to be on probation which he was unaware of and immediately requested that he be allowed to pay the fine.
* Mr. Wordes is harassed by the Roswell Police Department as well. He is pulled over more times than we can count, thrown in jail on multiple occasions, and given a number of petty citations. It’s common for multiple police cars to sit at the end of Mr. Wordes street and ‘wait’.
* The City of Roswell files Zoning violation for having a Nuisance property and he is appointed a Public Defender of course to be paid for by The City of Roswell. His court appointed counsel states in court that the ordinance is vague and the city will likely lose again.
* Roswell later additionally files a 55-page civil suit against Mr. Wordes in an attempt to take his property from him again charging him with having a Nuisance property. This is the first civil suit to attempt to take a man’s property in the history of Roswell. This civil suit was filed in attempt to deny Mr. Wordes his right to a public defender, as he can no longer afford to pay for representation. Fortunately because of Mr. Wordes involvement with Georgia Carry, they have provided legal representation for him.
* The City lists Mr. Wordes home on the ‘Roswell 2030 Plan’ as a green space and parks area, publicly announcing and solidifying their effort to take his property. (View the plan here http://www.roswellgov.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=1552 –the road you’re looking for is Alpine Drive. Can you believe this? He is still the lawful owner of his property but the City has a 20-year-plan to dissolve that. Note that Mr. Wordes has offered to SELL his property to the City, but they have declined. Instead, they want to take the long and painful route of forcing him into foreclosure so the property can be purchased at a reduced price. This would also prevent Roswell from having to face pending lawsuit for damages, “inverse condemnation” and taking of his property, and the many civil rights and due process suits which would follow.
* July 2011: Mr. Wordes leaves his home to attend a political rally. When he returns home, he finds that all of his chickens have been let out and feed is all over the ground. The next day, his birds begin to die. Mr. Wordes realizes that someone has poisoned his birds. Over the course of the next few days, Mr. Wordes loses 1/3 of his livestock, including 45 baby turkeys (10 of which belonged to Roswell Mayor Jere Wood), 25 chicks and 6 adult birds. I spoke with Mr. Wordes personally and he claims there is no doubt in his mind who was behind the poisoning. He alleges that it was his next door neighbor who has rallied with the city through this entire process. You see, Mr. Wordes has a very private backyard that is surrounded by woods. From the street, however, it would appear that people were home because there were a couple of cars parked in the driveway. Unfortunately, Mr. Wordes posted on his Facebook page that he would be attending this political rally. Mr. Wordes has indications that lead him to believe that his neighbor monitors the page through other names (via his neighbors own personal website that has a page dedicated to ‘The Chicken Man’). Mr. Wordes alleges that this neighbor is the only one that would 1) know the seclusion of the property, 2) have access to the property in addition to knowing where everything is and 3) have a motive to commit such an atrocity. A police report has been filed, but is not moving forward at this point due to the lack of proof. The birds were taken to two different forensic labs to determine the source of poisoning but the necropsies have not yet returned. In the meantime, this has become an economic hardship on Mr. Wordes since he cannot sell the eggs from his hens since the poisoning.

* Mr. Wordes is due in court August 10 at 2:30pm (a specially scheduled hearing on a day the court is not usually in session) . The hearing is public at the Roswell Municipal Court. He will be arguing a probation violation for missing a ‘check-in’ over the time his birds had been poisoned. At that hearing Mr Wordes is taken into custody and ordered to serve the remainer of his probation for a trumped up zoning violation amounting to 99 days in jail.
* Roswell of course invited the press and issued a press release stating Mr Wordes house is vacant and the RPD will be keeping an eye on things. Of course with in hours, began the three month long ransacking and looting of his home. Everything of value was stolen or destroyed including a large collection of firearms, weapons and ammunition that in the hands of criminals puts the entire community at risk.

Mr. Wordes was foreclosed on while he was in jail for 3 month (for a minor city zoning violation). When jailed the Roswell Police refused his access to his records, to contact his Bankruptcy attorney, was refused to attend a court ordered hearing held for the benefit of him and his creditors in United States Federal Bankruptcy Court and by doing so Roswell refused to allow Mr. Wordes to provide the Bankruptcy Trustee with documentation he had ordered him to provide. That information gave the Bankruptcy Trustee the right to HALT the foreclosure on his home of 16 years while still protecting the mortgage holder.
Roswell opened their court room and held court on an unscheduled day instead of waiting until the next week and maade an annoinccemnt to the press stating his house would be vacant and Roswell Police would keep an eye on it. It was less than 24 hours before the City Chief, Dwain Orr and The CIty Manager Kay Love were informed in a meeting with a prominent citizen that Mr Wordes house had already been the scene of a burglary and looting and Mr Wordes had a extensive firearms collection. Their statement was that they were not going to do anything and thanks to Roswell there is a large cache of weapons and ammo in the hands of criminals.

IF NO ONE DOES ANYTHING, JUST THINK, THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU OR ONE OF YOUR FAMILY NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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25 posted on 03/27/2012 6:59:59 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Vigilantcitizen

All Righty Then.

I read the details you provided, and (if true) I am sorry that the Chicken Man was treated this way. It still remains clear though that Chicken Man was emotionally and dangerously unstable. Thank God he had no cache of weapons and amo; he could have taken out innocent lives at the time he snapped and blew himself to hell.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:22:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I ain’t hating on your chicken jokes bro...just adding some frame of reference.

That man seriously loved his chickens.

And one day these property thieving transplants pulling this crap here in the metro ATL are gonna mess with the wrong guy.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:29:34 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Secret Agent Man

Exactly.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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