According to Y.R. Coop, 56, of rural Bridgeport, business was boiling hot before Sheriff Rol Ova drove on to Coop's farmstead Friday with a stop and desist order. Sheriff Ova told reporters he was only doing his job making Coop stop selling his "boneless" chicken after a local court ordered him to do so.
"Humpty Plump", Minnesota's largest chicken breeder and producer of Humpty Plump Boneless Chicken (like) Pieces, cried "foul" when they learned of Coop's enterprise and filed a decree in court, saying Coop was confusing it's customers. Plump's attorney, Chris P. Bacon told the court, the Coop claim that he was selling boneless chicken was a ploy to sell eggs. Coop, who defended himself, told the court, Humpty Plump could not prove there was not a boneless chicken in each "natural" container.
"This is a shell game!" protested Bacon, "And Plump plans to crack this game wide open." To which Coop loudly replied, "Your Honor, Mr. Bacon is proving himself a basket case!"
Judge Sol T. Hamm ordered a recess to allow the court participants to cool off and so he could study the definition of boneless chicken. Judge Hamm if you recall, was also the active judge on the buffalo wings ruling last year, where it was proved without doubt, buffalo did not have wings.
In the current case, Judge Hamm promised to have a ruling in a dozen days.