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Thieves kill family's pet turkey for Thanksgiving meal


“He was a family pet,” Christa Caponi said. “It was like having a normal family dog.”

But when her husband got up early Monday morning to feed the animals, the 30-pound Tom was missing.

He soon discovered a trail of blood and feathers and feared the worst.

A security cam and a bit of sleuthing by Brian Caponi put the cops on the trail of a suspect, Jacob H. Provo, 18, who live near the Caponis..
Brian Caponi told deputies he suspected Provo because his pickup had been parked on Ocean Breeze Lane near the Caponi residence. While Provo lived on Ocean Breeze, there was no reason for him to be near their home at the dead-end of the road, he said.
Deputies investigated the tip and stopped Provo and his passenger Joshua W. Anderson, 19. Tom the Turkey's body was found in the back of the pickup truck. Provo told deputies that he had entered the Caponis’ property armed with a bow and arrow shot Tom the Turkey with an arrow.

The punks were charged with armed burglary, armed trespassing, theft of livestock and animal cruelty and are currently in the Santa Rosa County jail on bonds of $57,000.

Now you can make that wish. RIP, Tom.

From the Pensacola News Journal

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