As crime and gun violence continues to be a problem in Buffalo and Western New York, here is another case of kind-of weird news.

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According to reporting from the Buffalo News, a 29-year-old Buffalo man was arrested by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple crimes on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Clyde Hoskins of Buffalo was taken into custody in the Genessee County town of Stafford, which is approximately 5 miles east of Batavia, and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th Degree, and tampering with physical evidence. During the investigation that led to his arrest, authorities state they found a loaded handgun which h had been hidden inside a chicken coop.

After being arranged in Stafford Town Court, Hoskins was placed under the supervision of Genesee County Justice.

With the recent explosion of gun-related crime in New York, it's good the see another potentially illegal gun is off the streets and being taken out of circulation to cause injury to another person. Or, perhaps, in this case, some chickens. It seems Hoskins should've decided to flee the coop, instead of hiding his gun among the farm fresh eggs.

According to court records, he's due back for another hearing on August 12, 2021.

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