Brandon youths arrested after allegedly attacking wild turkeys with golf club

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

On October 3rd 2017, Police received a report that two individuals chased wild turkeys on Aberdeen Avenue and swung golf clubs at the turkeys with intent to injure. One of the turkeys was struck with a golf club and suffered an injury to its leg. A 16-year-old male youth and a 15-year-old male youth were identified as the suspects responsible and on Wednesday, both were arrested for Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Infliction of Suffering under the Animal Care Act. Both were released to attend Court in November. The injured turkey was captured by animal control officers and released outside of the city limits.