Cop Dressed as Chicken Rappels Down Clock Tower

An Irvine police officer in a chicken costume rappelled down the department's clock tower Wednesday as part of a chicken pre-run.

The fowl, played by Irvine Police Lt. Mike Hallinan, was practicing for a Special Olympics Southern California fundraiser scheduled for later this month.

On Oct. 29, donors will descend down the 16-story Hyatt Regency Long Beach, located at 200 South Pine Ave.

The "Over the Edge" event is open to the first 100 participants who raise at least $1,000 for the organization. The so-called "edgers" must be at least 12 years old and weigh between 110 and 300 pounds.

As for Hallinan's chicken outfit, the event corresponds with Halloween weekend, and organizers "encourage everyone to arrive in costume."

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is also expected to participate.

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