The Douglas Sheriff Company pardons Turkey from criminal damage charges

Lawrence, Kan. (WIBW) — One turkey in Douglas County has been pardoned because of the condition of the birds.

Celebrating the spirit of Thanksgiving, Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister said Wednesday, November 23, that he has pardoned a local turkey from criminal damage charges filed earlier in the month.

Sheriff Armbrister noted that on November 10, Tom the Turk broke through a resident’s window, causing the damage. Thanks to quick thinking and good work by Deputy Mr. Dunkel and Deputy Bonner, he said Tom was removed safely from the bird condition.

Armbrister noted that Tom was released soon after.

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