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Police Advise Maine Residents to Not Eat Dumpster Turkeys

A Maine resident salvaged up to 80 frozen turkeys from a dumpster behind a local Hannaford supermarket and is redistributing them out of the back of his pickup truck.

The Falmouth, Maine, Police Department has released a turkey warning to residents following a tip that a man salvaged up to 80 frozen turkeys from a dumpster behind a local Hannaford supermarket and is redistributing them out of the back of his pickup truck. The turkeys were thawed in a malfunctioning refrigerator and discarded, making them dangerous to eat.

The man has been identified, but he has not been charged with a crime.

Boston Magazine has more information:

Please for the love of God do not eat turkeys out of a dumpster. This should be self-evident but it apparently is not.

This much we learned from police in Falmouth, Maine, a presumably lovely community that apparently does not want to let things go waste, even a good dumpster turkey.

In a “turkey warning” that, shockingly, was necessary, the Falmouth Police Department alerted us that someone salvaged a flock of frozen turkeys from a dumpster behind a local Hannaford supermarket, which had been discarded after they thawed in a malfunctioning refrigerator and had thus become dangerous to eat.

Read the full story here.

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