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Douglas Co. Sheriff pardons turkey from criminal damage charges


LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) – A Douglas County turkey has been pardoned from a poultry situation.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister said Wednesday, Nov. 23, that he had pardoned a local turkey from criminal damage charges racked up earlier in the month.

Sheriff Armbrister said that on November 10, Tom the turkey broke a resident’s window, causing damage. Thanks to the quick thinking and good work of Senior Deputy Dunkle and Deputy Bonner, he said Tom was safely removed from a poultry situation.

Armbrister noted that Tom was released soon after.


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