Falmouth Police Warn People Not To Eat Turkeys Recovered By Dumpster Diver

Nov 20, 2017

Police in Falmouth are warning about the possibility that discarded turkeys are being redistributed, something officials are calling a “very bad idea.”

In a Facebook post the Falmouth Police Department says it got a report from Hannaford about turkeys that had been thrown away after they thawed out due to a mechanical failure. The birds are not considered fit to eat and were removed from the dumpster behind the store in Falmouth. Hannaford says plans were to take them to a landfill.

Falmouth police say the turkeys were being offered online and that, if anyone has acquired a bird in an unconventional manner from someone they don’t know, the turkey should be discarded and replaced.