Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/26/turkey_thief/
Police smoke out 300-pound frozen turkey thief
Homeless giant repaid hospitality with fridge invasion
Police in Michigan are hunting an enormous homeless burglar who swiped a family's Thanksgiving turkey.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the Sobiegray family were left facing a fowl-free Thanksgiving, after the man kicked down their front door and raided their freezer on Tuesday night.
The suspect in the theft of the 13-pound bird is described as a "300-pound, 6-foot man who is bald with blue eyes".
To add insult to injury, lady of the house Susan Sobiegray said that she and her neighbours had been helping the homeless giant with food and a place to stay in recent weeks.
That was clearly not enough for the famished man mountain, who tore into the Sobiegray's fridge, "as if there was gold in it".
"It was ridiculous," Sobiegray said. "He threw all the food all over the kitchen floor, which wasn't much."
The paper reports that the investigation continues. Given the bird was frozen, we suspect the thief may get his comeuppance in the form of a massive dose of salmonella.
In a suitably heartwarming touch, a local businessman has supplied the bereft Sobiegrays with a replacement feast of a turkey, stuffing, vegetables and a small ham. ®