robber turns out to be a wild turkey
A Kalamazoo police officer was investigating a break-in at a local business, but instead of finding a robber she discovered a turkey. The turkey had flown through the window and unfortunately was discovered dead lying on a table inside.
A police officer investigating an apparent break-in at a Kalamazoo business instead nabbed a dead 10-pound turkey, police said.
Officer Paula Hensell was conducting checks on local businesses Sunday morning when she noticed that a business's front window had been shattered, the police department said in a statement.
Hensell entered the store assuming a burglar was still inside, but instead found a wild turkey lying dead on a table.
Police said the turkey apparently died after flying through the window.
This isn’t the first time a turkey has made the news after flying through a window.
Last Tuesday a turkey crashed through a Lubbock County Courthouse, and luckily wasn’t injured.
A wild turkey crashed through a window in the Lubbock County Courthouse on Monday, prompting thoughts of a courthouse shooting and leaving a cartoon-like hole in the glass.
"It was like a boom and the glass shattered," said Baldemar Hernandez, who was attending a child-support hearing on the building's fourth floor when the bird made its unwelcome appearance. "I thought, Somebody's shooting at us.' "
The hole in the window looked like something from a Looney Toon - a turkey-shaped hole in the glass.
In Topeka a turkey crashed through a van a couple weeks ago injuring a man in the passenger seat.
A Topeka man was injured when a turkey crashed through the front passenger-side window of the van he was riding in.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Gary D. Johnson, 60, was riding down Interstate 70 shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday when the turkey flew up out of the ditch and hit him about 10 miles west of Topeka in Wabaunsee County.
Johnson was taken to a Topeka hospital. The driver of the 2004 Ford van, Thomas J. Sweeney, 64, of Overland Park, wasn't injured.
This past April a turkey crashed through a home in Prince Edward Island and again wasn’t injured.
Talk about an unusual intruder.
While not subject to criminal charges or a place in the Champion's police blotter, a turkey vulture caused quite a stir in a Maplewood Crescent home last week -- with one of Milton's most bizarre break-ins ever.
Both returning from their respective jobs at about 8:30 p.m., Glen Parker and 18-year-old son Sean met trusty bulldog Sasha in the front entrance -- and were immediately curious when she bolted upstairs rather than waiting for a usual warm greeting.
"I went upstairs and there was glass everywhere and a noise coming from the spare bedroom. At first I shut the door and when we looked again there was this big bird behind our TV cabinet," recalled Glen.
Turns out the bird of prey had somehow broken through the double-pane window and -- likely stunned from the violent entry and no doubt frightened by Sasha -- taken refuge behind the entertainment unit.
"There was glass in the hallway and even a few shards in the living room. It must have been like an explosion when he came through," said wife Joanne, who came home from work a short time later. "Even more strange was that there was no blood and only a few feathers lying around."