Douglas Co. Sheriff Pardons Turkey From Criminal Damages Claims

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

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that he was pardoning a local turkey from criminal damages claims filed earlier in the month.

Sheriff Armbrister stated that on 10/11, Tom the Turkey broke a resident’s window, causing the damage. Thanks to the quick thinking and good work of Master Deputy Dunkle and Deputy Bonner, he said Tom was safely extricated from a poultry situation.

Armbrister noted that Tom was seen clear shortly after.

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