DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in Deadwood, S.D., investigating an apparent break-in at a public library were surprised to discover the culprit: a 20-plus-pound turkey.
Library director Jeanette Chaney-Moodie tells the Black Hills Pioneer (http://bit.ly/AjN7bA) that she headed into work Sunday morning after authorities called her about the 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, he says, “that turkey wanted back out that hole.”
Mertens and Chaney-Moodie’s husband, John, spent 20 minutes trying to round up the intruder before placing a blanket over its head and escorting it outside.
The bird fled on foot.