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UPDATE: Failed ransom attempt leads to 35,000 pounds of rancid chicken

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Truck filled with 35,000 pounds of rotting chicken Truck filled with 35,000 pounds of rotting chicken
MISSOULA, Mont. - UPDATE: Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 35,000 pounds of rotten chicken. Nampa police say 42-year-old Christopher Hall was found Friday afternoon. Hall abandoned the chicken at a truck stop west of Missoula after his employer, Dixie River Freight Inc., refused his demands for more money to deliver its then-frozen cargo to Kent, washington. He left the chicken, worth $80,000, to thaw, then rot when the fuel for the truck's refrigeration unit ran out. Hall has not yet been charged with any crimes, but was picked up on a parole violation. He'll likely face a theft charge. 

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Early Friday morning the truck holding 35,000 pounds of chicken was hauled away from a truck stop to a western Montana landfill. After spending several days at the truck stop waiting for word on how to proceed, special permits were granted and the truck was ordered to be towed to a Missoula landfill.

The truck had been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop for a month before it was discovered this week with rancid juices from the cargo dripping onto the pavement.

Iron Horse Towing came around 8:30 a.m. Friday to finally take the truck away. A few members from sanitation scooped up the remainders of the sand that was placed to absorb the chicken juices. After the truck was hooked up, they safely drove it away about two miles down the highway to Republic landfill.

A special burial means they're disposing of something that may be spoiled or comes in great quantity, by dumping it into a large hole and covering it with garbage. Officials also say the health department plans on sanitizing the truck so they can continue using it.
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