Monday, November 24, 2008

They'll get the turkey when they pry it out of my cold, dead fingers

Talk about wild turkey. A good Samaritan tried to prevent a car-jacking with a frozen turkey.

Police say 30-year-old Fred Louis Ervin of Raleigh stole money from a gas station before running across the street to a Harris Teeter store in a town just south of Raleigh. Garner police say he began beating Irene Moorman Bailey while stealing her car.

Other shoppers came to her rescue, including one who hit Ervin with the turkey. Police did not release the person's name.

Despite serious head injuries, Ervin got away in Bailey's car and hit several other cars as he fled. But police arrested him a short time later.

Here's hoping this jailbird doesn't get to fly the coop.

Could have been worse. He could have been hit by a fruitcake.