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.

“You’re not getting a ticket, he doesn’t want you to get a ticket!” the officer can be heard saying.

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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.”

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