Kansas police pardon turkey from charges after he broke into his home

President Biden wasn’t the only one to pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving.

A Kansas sheriff on Wednesday pardoned “Tom” “from all criminal damage charges” after two officers removed him from a home he broke into earlier this month, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tom the turkey accidentally flew through a window and couldn’t fly out again, police said.

The homeowner called the sheriffs for help, and officers captured the ordeal in a hilarious video that they later shared “in the spirit of Thanksgiving,” though they warned the names of the turkeys involved were being changed “to protect the innocent.” “.

The turkey is lurking in the corner of the bedroom as Master Deputy Dunkle and Deputy Bonner enter the house. Dunkle admits it’s his first time dealing with turkeys, while Bonner says he’s unnerved by the way Tom is staring at him.

“Oh, he won’t hurt you too much,” Dunkle tells him before sending him to catch the bird.

Bonner first tried to catch Tom by throwing a blanket over the bird, but Tom rushes away. Bonner picks Tom up but is unable to hold the bird and a tangle of feathers bursts across the room as Tom panics, escapes Bonner’s grasp and attempts to fly through a closed window.

Tom tries to fly out the window.

Tom the turkey accidentally flew into a house in Kansas and couldn’t escape.


Officers go into the room.

A Kansas sheriff pardoned Tom “of all criminal damages claims.”


An officer tries to catch Tom.

Officers were eventually able to remove Tom using a blanket and quick reflexes.


“You’ve got enough feathers for a feather duster here, ma’am, I’m telling you,” Dunkle tells the homeowner.

Ultimately, Dunkle is able to calm the bird down by talking to it calmly before quickly wrapping the blanket around Tom and hugging him tightly.

“I must have taken the whole fight from him,” jokes Bonner as Dark One carries Tom down the stairs, no longer flinching.

Tom runs into the forest.
Tom was safely released along a tree line outside the home.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/

“You did. You drained him,” Dunkle replies.

He carries Tom outside and releases him near a line of trees, where Tom can be seen dropping one last feather on the lawn.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/24/kansas-cops-pardon-turkey-from-charges-after-breaking-into-home/ Kansas police pardon turkey from charges after he broke into his home

JACLYN DIAZ

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