Tuesday, February 16, 2010

$4 Million for a Couple of Turkeys

That's right, a Charleston, SC-area jury awarded $4 million to a brother and sister who were arrested on the complaint of their neighbor at Sea Island, South Carolina (this is near Hilton Head).  According to a report in the Post and Courier website the brother and sister pair had taken and released the neighbor's two pet turkeys into a wildlife preserve prompting their arrest.  The story at the Post and Courier is pretty fragmentary but it's worth clicking on the link to read hilarious comments under the news account. 

How a jury gets to $4 million dollars on this fact pattern, who knows.  My guess, the defendant, his attorney ro both must be real dickheads!

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