It's a question people across the world have been asking for years: why did the chicken cross the road?
Today, we may finally know the answer: to wreak havoc at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Cherry Street.
The hen's brave decision to cross Magnolia Avenue landed her and her feathers behind bars in the back of a KPD patrol car, bringing a whole new meaning to jailbird.
The fearless feathered female will remain detained with animal control while investigators search for its owner.
1 Hen is being detained after wreaking havoc during the morning commute on Magnolia @ Cherry, she has been turned over to Animal Control. pic.twitter.com/p7LxbAyqGa— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) August 11, 2017