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Police: ‘Frustrated’ Creswell man releases flock of chickens in Eugene tax office

By Christian Hill
The Register-Guard

A Creswell man apparently upset with the state revenue office released a flock of chickens inside the agency’s field office near Valley River Center on Wednesday.

A Eugene police officer ­responded to the state ­Department of Revenue office about 12:20 p.m., shortly after the man, identified as Louis J. Adler, 66, released seven chickens in the office lobby.

The officer and a ­responding animal welfare officer gathered up the birds and took them to the First ­Avenue Shelter.

Representatives of the Greenhill Humane ­Society, which operates the shelter, didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

Adler couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

There were no injuries to human or fowl.

Derrick Gasperini, the state agency’s spokesman, said office employees had prior dealings with Adler and that he was “frustrated with the outcome.”

Gasperini had no further details about the source of Adler’s frustrations with the tax agency office.

Officers gave Adler a trespass notice requiring him to stay away from the office or face a citation, police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said the chickens did no damage to the office but did leave behind a bit of poop.