The City of Augusta can breathe easier tonight knowing that the police have captured a guinea hen that was roaming free around Central Maine.

The epic tale was shared on the Augusta Police Department's Facebook page, as officers bravely chased down the fleeing bird, which had escaped from its home in Sidney by stowing away in a pickup truck, in the automotive department of Sears.

Here's the story, in the police's own words...be warned, it's not for the faint of heart!

Today, The Augusta Police responded to the Turnpike Mall for a report of guinea hen gone rogue from its owner. The...

Posted by Augusta Maine Police Department on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rest easy Augusta, your streets are safe tonight from wayward guinea hens.