Pair sentenced for taking turkey that had to be euthanized

FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Tim the turkey, center, stands next to a cow at the Orange High School farm in Orange, Calif. Two college students have been sentenced for kidnapping the turkey that had to be euthanized this week, five months after being found reeking of beer with a broken toe. Steven Koressel and Richard Melbye were sentenced to one year of probation Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, after pleading guilty to entering an animal enclosure without consent. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) - Two Southern California college students have been sentenced for snatching a turkey that had to be euthanized five months after it was found reeking of beer, with a broken toe and missing feathers.

Steven Koressel and Richard Melbye were sentenced to a year of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to entering an animal enclosure without consent.

They also must spend a day in jail, do 100 hours of community service and pay $223 to the animal hospital that treated Tim the Turkey, who never recovered from his injuries.

Tim vanished from a farm run by a high school in April. He was found wandering the streets several hours later.

The men's attorney tells the Orange County Register that they couldn't explain why they took the turkey but that they're "extremely remorseful."

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