Turkey Busts Into Deadwood Library
January 24, 2012, 3:42 PM
DEADWOOD, SD -
A turkey looking to hit the books crashed through a window of Deadwood's public library and flew through the aisles before being corralled in a blanket and set free.
Library director Jeanette Chaney-Moodie says that she headed into work Sunday morning after authorities called her about an apparent break-in.
Deadwood Police Sgt. Ken Mertens says he didn't see any footprints near the broken window and figured a snow blower had tossed up a rock. Mertens says a closer inspection revealed the wing-flapping culprit: "And that turkey wanted back out that hole."
The sergeant and Chaney-Moodie's husband, John, spent 20 minutes trying to round up the 20-plus-pound poultry intruder before placing a blanket over its head and escorting it outside.
The bird fled on foot.
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