'Fowl crime': Unusual suspects to blame for business break-in

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LOGAN — Some crimes are solved easily. Some lead investigators on surprising twists and turns. And others leave all involved completely stunned.

Manager Tom Dye and other workers at Alpine Home Medical, 1395 N. 400 East, couldn’t believe it when they learned who — or what — was responsible for a break-in on Memorial Day.

It wasn’t a suspect. Instead, it was apparently two "duck-spects."

“I know my assistant manager started laughing when the duck quacked at the officer,” Dye said Tuesday.

Dye said an alarm was triggered, leading workers to investigate what had taken place.

When those workers arrived, Dye said they found the office area of the business was a mess. One desk below the broken window had been particularly trashed.

Still, no home medical equipment had been stolen, and Dye said officers quickly noticed the ample duck droppings on the floor as well as webbed footprints in Dye’s office.

Two ducks turned out to be the culprits to blame for a break-in at Alpine Home Medical, 1395 N. 400 East on Memorial Day. (KSL TV)
Two ducks turned out to be the culprits to blame for a break-in at Alpine Home Medical, 1395 N. 400 East on Memorial Day. (KSL TV)

“I think they made themselves at home,” Dye chuckled.

The ducks apparently flew through the window. It remained unclear why the ducks did so. Dye surmised that the appearance of the window was confusing to them.

Though Dye had never seen anything like it before, he said it apparently was not the first time the building had a window broken by ducks.

“Upstairs, there’s a dentist’s office, and I did hear that a duck went through that window before,” he said.

Dye said the ducks were removed and taken to a nearby pond — a satisfying resolution to the situation, despite the property damage.

“Ducks flying through windows is a new one for me,” Dye said. “Good for the ducks. They didn’t take them into custody or anything.”


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