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Teenagers arrested for killing neighbor’s turkey with bow and arrow

• Arturo Garcia via

Two Florida teenagers were arrested for stealing and killing a family’s pet turkey after admitting they planned to eat it, WALA-TV reported on Wednesday.

19-year-old Joshua Anderson and 18-year-old Jacob Provo were charged with armed burglary, armed trespassing, cruelty to animals and theft of livestock for breaking into Brian and Christa Caponi’s 6-acre property in Gulf Breeze, Florida and using a bow and arrow to kill Tom, a 30-pound turkey the Caponis had owned for about a year.

The two young men were allegedly on their way to butcher the animal in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner when they were arrested. They are currently being held on $57,000 bail.

Brian Caponi told police he discovered Tom was missing after seeing a trail of blood and feathers on the ground Monday morning. He said security footage from the night before revealed two men — one grabbing Tom and the other running along the fence line of the property.

Tom was later found dead in the back of Provo’s pickup truck.

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