LIVERMORE (KPIX 5) — A wild turkey gave a Bay Area driver something to be thankful for as it stopped a Livermore police officer from issuing the driver a traffic ticket.
Livermore Police posted a bodycam video on their Facebook page from the officer pulling over a driver for speeding. As the officer is about to hand over the citation, a large turkey runs up unexpectedly on him.READ MORE: West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic Meals
“You’re not getting a ticket, he doesn’t want you to get a ticket!” the officer can be heard saying.READ MORE: Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods' Berkeley Officials To Consider Making VP Harris' Childhood Home A Landmark
The turkey’s act seemed to have worked–the officer ends up driving away, letting the driver go without incident. The department labeled the intervening bird “No Ticket Turkey.”