Police baffled as shop thieves leave live duck at the scene

Police who rushed to a shop theft were stunned to discover the culprits had left this duck at the scene.

It has now been handed to the RSPCA.
It has now been handed to the RSPCA.

The two thieves abandoned the animal after being chased from the shop in Lozells Road, Birmingham, on February 22.

It has now been handed to the RSPCA.

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West Midlands Force Response tweeted: "What the duck!!! Policing is a strange thing at times.

"This poor duck was left in a shop when the offenders for a shop theft made off having brought him with them.

"Quacking work by officers and he's on route with the rspca."

Twitter user Rob asked: "Who do you send the bill to?"

Dr Ypsilon wrote: "Wow. Crime has beaked."

Chris W posted: "It wasn't me Mallard."

Ray Fessey wrote: "The thieves thought it was a Robber Duck...."