Huffington Post The disappearance of a pet turkey ended in tragedy this week in the Florida Panhandle. Police locked up two teens who allegedly shot and killed Tom the turkey, a beloved bird on the Caponi family’s property in Santa Rosa County on Monday, according to the Pensacola News Journal. The Caponis, who keep dogs, cats, roosters and a goat, said they’re devastated that Tom was murdered.”It’s been a very rough two days,” Caponi’s wife Christa Caponi said on WTSP. “He was so friendly.” Brian Caponi began to worry when he couldn’t find Tom while he fed the other 50 animals that the family owns, according to WALA. His fears deepened when he found a trail of blood leading to a larger crimson pool with feathers scattered in it. Tom had been kept in a pen for more than a year, Northwest Florida Daily News reported. A search of security footage from cameras on the Gulf Breeze property revealed two men entering the grounds around 10 p.m. The footage showed a pickup truck that Caproni recognized as belonging to a neighbor who’d parked on his property recently, WTSP said. Police tracked down the truck and found a dead bird inside. The driver, Jacob Provo, 18, eventually admitted that he’d killed the turkey with a bow and arrow. He said that he and his friend Joshua Anderson, the 19-year-old passenger in the truck, planned to butcher and eat the 30-pound bird for Thanksgiving, according to police. Provo and Anderson were charged with animal cruelty, armed burglary, armed trespassing and theft of livestock by Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies.
Fucking Florida, where they murder their neighbor’s pets to consume for holiday dinner, classy move again Floridians. Honestly, I would not normally have a problem with this story, I mean Thanksgiving is essentially a yearly “Turkey Holocaust” so who cares about one more turkey on the Florida Panhandle?
The only reason I ended up caring about this particular turkey is because they named him “Tom” and are acting like they lost a family member. Giving quotes like “Things just aren’t going to be the same around here without ol’ Tom around.”
And because the Turkey was named Tom, I think that both of these Florida teens should fry in the electric chair, now if you’ll excuse me I need to go eat some leftover turkey.
And thus concludes another episode of Fucking Florida: Tales From America’s Most Fucked Up State for more click on the “Fucking Florida” tag on this page