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Fugitive Gerald the Turkey nabbed in Appleton

Photo: Appleton Police Department
Photo: Appleton Police Department(WBAY)
Published: Jul. 18, 2019 at 4:12 PM CDT
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A feathered fugitive is safely off the streets of Appleton.

Appleton Police have taken the infamous "Gerald the Turkey" into custody after several weeks of chasing people and violating traffic laws.

The big bird was nabbed at Rennes Health and Rehab Center-Appleton. Police received a hand from Milt in maintenance, according to a post on the Rennes Facebook page.

to watch video of the arrest.

Police say Gerald was not harmed. Despite plenty of evidence of "fowl play", Gerald was relocated to a more turkey-friendly area Thursday afternoon.

You may have heard about the turkey on the loose in Appleton. Well, he stopped by to enjoy our pond and gazebo area at Rennes Health and Rehab Center-Appleton. Congrats to Appleton Police Department for the safe capture - with an assist from Milt in maintenance. Don’t worry. A member of our staff is releasing him in the woods near her home. He’s safe and unharmed. How ‘bout them apples? 🤪

Posted by Rennes Group on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Gerald the Turkey Safely Relocated by Appleton CSO Unit

Gerald the Turkey was safely relocated today! Thank you to the citizens of Appleton and the DNR for your help!

Posted by Appleton Police Department on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gerald the Turkey Appleton CSO Unit relocated Gerald the Turkey today after several weeks of Gerald stopping traffic...

Posted by Appleton Police Department on Thursday, July 18, 2019