ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – There is something visibly missing from a vintage shop in Athens – a ten-foot tall metal rooster.
Out front, Lexington Road is a busy Athens block. Out back, one business is facing a question that has perhaps never been uttered:
"How do you steal a ten-foot rooster?"
Lexington Vintage is the kind of place where a ten-foot metallic rooster wouldn't seem out of place.
"We have people that make jewelry from reclaimed wine bottles," said owner Bonnie Harris. "Local artists and people who enjoy repurposing. My husband and I have been in the poultry business for many years, so that's kind of the origin of the rooster in my life."
Harris commissioned local artists to build the rooster for $3,000. She posted it by the road two weeks ago.