Turkey Breaks Into South Dakota Deadwood Library

01/24/2012 04:27 pm ET

DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Authorities in Deadwood, S.D., investigating an apparent break-in at a public library were surprised to discover the culprit: a 20-plus-pound turkey.

Deadwood Police Sgt. Ken Mertens says he didn't see any footprints near the broken window and figured a snow blower had tossed up a rock.

Mertens says a closer inspection revealed the wing-flapping culprit. And, he says, "that turkey wanted back out that hole."

Mertens and Chaney-Moodie's husband, John, spent 20 minutes trying to round up the intruder before placing a blanket over its head and escorting it outside.

The bird fled on foot.

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