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Cop Dressed as Chicken Rappels Down Clock Tower

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    It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a police officer dressed as a chicken. (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011)

    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 OlympicsSouthern 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.

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    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 McDonnellis also expected to participate.

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