A group of ducks in New Milford, Pennsylvania apparently decided they were going to “party like it’s 1999” and hit the town hot and heavy. Four ducks were in the mood to celebrate their freedom and made their way out of their owner Cindy Osiecki’s backyard creek and waddled their naughty tails up a mile or so to the market called Pump N Pantry, which I’m sure is just as awesome as it sounds. While there, some of the customers were giving the ducks some snacks and of course, that meant the ducks weren’t in a hurry to hightail it back home anytime soon. However, they were loitering and there’s a law against that.
So naturally, someone called the cops. A worker at the Pump N Pantry was just arriving to work when the ducks were enjoying the last few moments of their hard-won freedom, and she told The Dodo that the ducks “weren’t doing anything bad.” Of course, they weren’t. I totally believe her (wink wink). However, when the cops arrived, that’s when the party was over and as they say, stuff got real and the ducks finally broke a law: the evaded and resisted arrest. Kat said that the ducks were being chased by the officers, and Kat for one thought it was hilarious. “They were being chased by one of the police officers. They were chasing them around the car. I thought it was pretty funny, to be honest.”
Ducks in custody? Officer Sheehan took four ducks in custody after they were loitering at the Pump and Pantry in New Milford. We were able to find the owner to pick them up.
At some point, the ducks finally seemed to just accept their lot in life and allow themselves to be taken in by The Man because a photo shows the four of them politely filing into the back of the officer’s patrol car, being just as obedient as I’m sure they always are. They even stopped and stood still while the officer took a photo of them. Once they were safely detained and the loitering fowl were effectively neutralized, the police went to work finding their owner.
Fortunately, Osiecki was easy to track down and she came to pick up her errant ducks, who she says are now “famous and they’re cool and they’re awesome.”
She says it’s “just one Fourth of July no one will ever forget.” As of now, they’re back to swimming in the creek.