NEW YORK -- The New York City Sanitation Department confirmed it is investigating who is responsible for a load of chicken guts left strewn down one block of Brooklyn on Friday morning.
311 complaints about chicken parts littering Bond Street between Wyckoff and Bergen Streets in Boerum Hill began just before 9 a.m.
By 10 a.m., a DSNY spokesperson said a mechanical broom had "addressed the condition," and added that a "flusher (truck with water)" was "on the way to address the remaining street residue."
Neighbors discussed the scene in shock and disgust.
"It's pretty gross, pretty disgusting," said Jessy Cole, who lives on the section of Bond Street littered in chicken guts. "I mean I'm mostly vegan."
"I can smell it," added James Millard. "And I can't imagine what kind of diseases."
Witnesses said a truck carrying chicken had stopped at a red light at Wyckoff Street and Bond Street with a partially opened back door.
They said the car accelerated at the green light and the back door came open, dumping the chicken as the car headed toward Bergen Street.
As of Friday afternoon, it remained unclear who was responsible for truck and the spill, but a Sanitation Department spokesperson said the city was investigating and added that fines for littering and potential health violations could follow.
Brooklyn street showered with raw chicken parts