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Cocky Criminal

Three years ago, Danny Pham, now 36, was arrested on Super Bowl Sunday after police found a cockfighting operation behind his Lake Worth, Fla., home. Pham said he was watching football and didn’t know what was going on in his yard — claiming he wasn’t aware of the arena set up there, nor the 89 roosters that were being used for fights. Apparently that excuse didn’t work: he’s on probation from the case, including a prohibition from possessing any animals. Pham has been arrested again: suspicious postal authorities called in Palm Beach County animal control officers because a live rooster had been mailed to Pham. When Pham picked the bird up, sheriff’s deputies were waiting. He told officers that the box in his hand with air holes and marked “Live Animal” was “not his chicken.” He was arrested on a charge of probation violation. (RC/Palm Beach Post) ...Given: Pham, and a rooster. Your task: determine which one has more brains.
Original Publication Date: 22 January 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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