ORANGE, Calif. – Two college students have been sentenced for kidnapping a turkey that had to be euthanized this week, five months after being found reeking of beer with a broken toe and missing feathers.
Steven Koressel and Richard Melbye were sentenced to one year of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to entering an animal enclosure without consent.
Koressel and Melbye also must spend one day in jail, do 100 hours of community service and pay $223 to the animal hospital that treated Tim the Turkey, who never recovered from the injuries suffered during the abduction.
In April, Tim vanished from a farm run by Orange High School during the night. He was found wandering the streets injured and smelling of beer several hours later.
The men's attorney tells the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/2bUqk9x ) they couldn't really explain why they took the turkey.