WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - WECT was the first station to tell Wilmington about the "Hardee's Hen" on Carolina Beach Road. After the story spread nationwide, the now-famous hen paid the price of fame.
According to Hardee's General Manager Marilyn Johnson, the hen started crossing the street to visit other restaurants.
Her story captured so much attention, she became a restaurant attraction, unfortunately, for the wrong kind of on-looker.
On a recent morning, the hen ran over to the McDonald's where she attracted a car full of trouble-makers. They chased her, picked her up and put her inside the car trunk.
The Hardee's staff ran outside to save her but the car was too fast.
Staff say diners still come to see the hen and the restaurant hasn't been the same for weeks.