Fowl thieves foul up

May 23, 2017 - 09:00

Police in Châu Phú District in the southern province of An Giang on Monday arrested two men alleged to have stolen 980 ducks in the district’s Đào Hữu Cảnh Commune.

The foul suspects, Lê Hữu Phước and Nguyễn Văn Phương, are accused of stealing the fowl from Bùi Văn Cuôl’s a duck farm. It seems to have been something of an inside job, with the accused thieves formerly working as duck breeders in the same field.

Their farm hadn’t been performing well and instead of waiting for help from the State, they planned to steal and sell the beasts to give their business a boost.

However, Phước and Phương unwittingly fouled up when they sold the fowl to Cuôl’s brother, who promptly turned them in.

Seems all’s fair in love and war, but not in the cut-throat business of duck breeding.