Douglas Company sheriff pardons turkey from criminal damage charges

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – A turkey in Douglas County has been pardoned from a chicken status.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister said on Wednesday, November 23, that he pardoned a local turkey from criminal damage charges brought earlier this month.

Sheriff Armbrister pointed out that on November 10, Tom the Turkey broke a resident’s window, causing damage. Thanks to the quick wits and efficient work of Deputy Dunkle and Deputy Bonner, he said that Tom was safely rescued from a chicken-catching situation.

Armbrister notes that Tom was released soon after.


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