Teenagers arrested for killing neighbor’s turkey with bow and arrow

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 15:27 EDT
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Two Florida teenagers were arrested for stealing and killing a family’s pet turkey after admitting they planned to eat it, WALA-TV reported on Wednesday.

19-year-old Joshua Anderson and 18-year-old Jacob Provo were charged with armed burglary, armed trespassing, cruelty to animals and theft of livestock for breaking into Brian and Christa Caponi’s 6-acre property in Gulf Breeze, Florida and using a bow and arrow to kill Tom, a 30-pound turkey the Caponis had owned for about a year.

The two young men were allegedly on their way to butcher the animal in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner when they were arrested. They are currently being held on $57,000 bail.

Brian Caponi told police he discovered Tom was missing after seeing a trail of blood and feathers on the ground Monday morning. He said security footage from the night before revealed two men — one grabbing Tom and the other running along the fence line of the property.

Tom was later found dead in the back of Provo’s pickup truck.

“It’s been a very rough two days,” Christa Caponi told the Pensacola News-Journal. “He was so friendly.”

["Farm male turkey outdoor" by Geanina Bechea via Shutterstock]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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