2018-03-30 / Front Page

Turkey burglar


A “peeping tom” went hog wild March 21 in this home on Cat Mousam Road in Kennebunk. The turkey busted in through a bedroom window, possibly drawn by spring mating fever to its own reflection in a mirror. The startled homeowner called police, prompting removal of the bird by Animal Control Officer Rebecca Parker for release back into the wild. “We’ve received calls for small animals in a home, like bats or squirrels, but I’ve been here 30 years and this is certainly the first I can recall of anything like this,” said Police Chief Robert MacKenzie. Lt. Eric O’Brien made note of the incident on the department’s Facebook page, adding a “police artist’s sketch” of the burglar for future reference by local residents. As of Monday, that post had received more than 1,300 likes and 1,177 shares, making it, by far, KPD’s most popular social media post ever, MacKenzie said. (Courtesy photo)A “peeping tom” went hog wild March 21 in this home on Cat Mousam Road in Kennebunk. The turkey busted in through a bedroom window, possibly drawn by spring mating fever to its own reflection in a mirror. The startled homeowner called police, prompting removal of the bird by Animal Control Officer Rebecca Parker for release back into the wild. “We’ve received calls for small animals in a home, like bats or squirrels, but I’ve been here 30 years and this is certainly the first I can recall of anything like this,” said Police Chief Robert MacKenzie. Lt. Eric O’Brien made note of the incident on the department’s Facebook page, adding a “police artist’s sketch” of the burglar for future reference by local residents. As of Monday, that post had received more than 1,300 likes and 1,177 shares, making it, by far, KPD’s most popular social media post ever, MacKenzie said. (Courtesy photo)

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