Frozen Turkeys As Deadly Weapons

According to my research, the first case of assault with a frozen turkey occurred in the 1940s. But by the end of the 20th Century, the use of frozen turkeys as deadly weapons had become fairly common. More details over at

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 17, 2015
     Category: Crime | Alex | Weapons | Thanksgiving

good article. The 2004 road assault was somewhat famous (I'd heard about it) because the victim turned around and plead for leniency for the teenager who threw the bird. He plead guilty and received 6 months of jail time when the prosecutors were pushing for 25 years. Kid got another chance yet was still punished for his actions. link

Sadly, this kind of forgiveness is far more "weird" than it should be.
Posted by crc on 11/17/15 at 12:45 PM
Being hit with a chunk of ice that size is bad enough. I've had it happen while skiing as a kid and years later while clearing ice off the roof edge in Minnesota. You have to admit though that the legs on the bird do make for convenient handles,.
Posted by KDP on 11/17/15 at 01:54 PM
Okay, I was speeding on my motorcycle when I did have a sparrow hit my visor. No it was not carrying a coconut.
Posted by BMN on 11/17/15 at 06:37 PM
This reminds me of the famous Alfred Hitchcock episode "Lamb to the Slaughter." If you've never watched it, it's a must-see.
Posted by ges on 11/17/15 at 07:55 PM
Reminds me of the famous chicken gun and the error in using a frozen chicken:
Posted by Phideaux on 11/18/15 at 01:25 AM
My fiends in the city/county fire department always look forward to the holidays because impatient people take the still frozen turkeys and drop them directly into the increasingly popular propane fired deep fryer turkey cookers.

Problems: They preheat the peanut oil and over fill the pot and it boils over and ignites.
They dump the still frozen bird into the pot.
The oil splashes out of the pot and is ignited starting a fire.
Or the frozen turkey explodes, shooting out of pot and spraying oil all over starting a fire.
Occasionally the fryer is happily cooking away and a intoxicated guest just knocks it over, complicating the issue with a burning guest or two.
Cooks are distracted, often by alcohol, the oil gets too hot and burns,

Issues are at times more complex because if it's cold or bad weather the attempt to deep fry the turkey is made on a covered porch, in a car port or garage and for some acutely short on common sense inside the house. Alcoholic libations are frequently involved and sealed cans of beer tossed in to the boiling oil see what will happen, (they explode).

The firemen report the fryer fire season begins on Thanksgiving and ends New Year with a extra rush of calls Super Bowl Sunday. They are assured of several calls on any of these holidays with them peaking late afternoon or early evening. One Captain told of responding to a particular spectacular garage fryer fire and some neighbors came over to watch, forgetting a fryer that started another fire in a second garage when the cooks were distracted by the first fire.
Posted by Gator Guy on 11/18/15 at 08:54 PM
For some reason I thought of the WKRP episode with the live turkey drop. "I swear before God I thought turkeys could fly!" :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/20/15 at 10:59 PM
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