This story reminds me of the scene in the movie A Christmas Story, when the Bumpus’s dogs have stolen the turkey but the aroma lingers in the air. What happened seems a bit unfair, but I don’t know what the regulations were in those days. It’s curious that it was the cook who was charged, but I think the mistake was having the dinner in a restaurant. It also seems like a bit of a set-up that the police just happened along as the bird was about to be served.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger