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It’s Wild Turkey Mating Season: What To Do If You’re Attacked

(CBS Sacramento) – What would you do if you came face-to-face with one or more menacing turkeys? Wildlife officials are offering some tips to the public about how to protect your self from the birds that are plentiful throughout our region. According to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, they valued game bird can be found in 18 percent of the state. But turkeys can become aggressive during the breeding season, occasionally even charging, threatening and acting aggressively toward people. Turkeys “may attempt to dominate or attack people they view as subordinates.” This behavior is most common in the fall when young male birds start competing with elders of the flock, according to MassWildlife.
Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

If you’re cornered by a belligerent bird, it’s important to not let the turkey intimidate you. “If confronted by a wild turkey that has lost its fear of humans, an open umbrella may help steer it out of your path,” the California Department of Fish & Wildlife tip sheet reads. And man’s best friend can help too, as another tip notes that a leashed dog can ward off turkeys. There are also a number of ways to prevent turkey attacks before they happen. No. 1 on the list is to stop feeding turkeys because that can lead to bold and aggressive behavior. “Some homeowners can’t resist feeding them. That’s when trouble begins. A few stray visitors soon become a flock of permanent residents that have lost their natural fear of humans.” You should also remove bird feeders. “If turkeys begin feeding under hanging bird feeders, remove the feeders until the turkeys leave the area.” Turkeys can also respond aggressively to shiny objects like car windows, mirrors and polished car doors. MassWildlife recommends covering the reflection if possible. Finally, experts say you should call police or animal control immediately if you think a turkey could be a public safety threat. You’ll need a permit to kill wild turkeys that are causing property damage. To get a permit, contact a Regional CDFW office.

The Enemy, A Roadblock to Passion

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Family Attacked By Teens Who Cut In Line At Six Flags “Fright Fest”

CHICAGO (CBS) — A family outing at Six Flags Great America’s “Fright Fest” took a horrific turn Saturday night when a group of teenagers brutally beat a 12-year-old boy and his parents as they waited in line at the amusement park in north suburban Gurnee, authorities said. The annual Halloween-themed attraction typically draws “an increased number of knuckleheads who come to stir things up” at the park, but nothing like Saturday’s attack that left a family of three hospitalized, Gurnee Deputy Police Chief of Operations Brian Smith said. “This is rare. This is on a different spectrum,” Smith said. “This family is lucky they got out with just the injuries that they did.” Nine people have been arrested and charged with the attack, but Smith said it was possible more suspects could have gotten away. “We don’t have any direct indication that there were additional people involved, but we won’t know that for sure unless we see more footage,” Smith said, urging witnesses to come forward to police with cellphone videos. The melee started about 8:45 p.m., when a group of young people cut in front of a 50-year-old woman in line with her 51-year-old husband and 12-year-old son in the park’s Southwest Territory, near the Raging Bull and Giant Drop rides, Smith said. The woman asked the group to stop using foul language in front of her son, and one of the teens “sucker-punched” the boy, Smith said. The boy’s father stepped in, as did his mother, but the group overpowered them, continuing to kick, punch and stomp them as they went down to the ground, Smith said. The family was taken to a hospital with “significant” injuries. Smith told the Sun-Times on Wednesday that they have since been released. Six Flags security had broken up the attack by the time Gurnee Police arrived. Numerous people called 911 to report the fight. Police radio dispatches suggest a chaotic scene as officers tried to contain the fight. “It’s by the Whack-a-Mole [attraction] now,” an officer says over yells in the background. “For everybody rolling up to them, they’re pretty mouthy,” another officer cautioned as they followed the group out to the parking lot, where they arrested them. Several witnesses identified the attackers, Smith said.
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Gregory Battle (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Gregory Battle, 18, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery in a public place and mob action. The Waukegan resident was released after posting 10 percent of a $20,000 bond, according to Lake County Jail records. Eight north suburban juveniles ranging in age from 15 to 17 were charged with mob action and taken to the Depke Juvenile Complex Center in Vernon Hills. Their names were withheld because they’re minors. Three of those teens were also hit with aggravated battery charges, Smith said. One was charged with obstruction of justice for giving a police officer a fake name. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Police Searching For Felony Vandalism Suspect In Petaluma

PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Petaluma police were asking for help identifying a felony vandalism suspect who struck a vehicle last month with what may have been a hatchet or axe, police said At about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, a victim parked his vehicle near the corner of Western Avenue and Webster Street. The victim returned later and allegedly found the vehicle’s hood sustained damage. Police said they reviewed surveillance video in the area and saw that at 1:39 a.m. someone drove up alongside the victim’s vehicle. The driver allegedly got out and hit the victim’s vehicle two times and then got back in his vehicle and drove away. Police said the incident appears to be random vandalism. Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call Community Service Officer Caiati at (707) 781-1209. © Copyright 2017 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Police: Man Repeatedly Attacks 69-Year-Old Woman In Aurora

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who attacked a 69-year-old woman three times in an 11-minute period Saturday morning in west suburban Aurora.

The woman told investigators the attacks happened between 5:50 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. while she was out for her usual morning walk near Rural and Ohio streets, according to a statement from Aurora police. As she was walking, a man approached her from behind and demanded valuables.

When she told him she didn’t have any, the man knocked her to the ground, kicked her in the face and ran off, police said. He returned a few minutes later, battered the woman again and ran away once more.

The woman crossed the street to knock on a door in the 600 block of Ohio Street to seek help, but no one answered, police said. As she walked away, the suspect returned, attacked her again and ran away north on Ohio.

The victim then walked to a home in the 900 block of Mountain Street, where a resident called 911, police said. Aurora Fire Department paramedics checked the woman out, but she refused transport to a hospital.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-10, 150-pound black man, thought to be about 20 years old, police said. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the attacks is asked to call Aurora Police Investigations at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward up to $5,000 if they lead to an arrest.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Man Beaten After Telling Energy Salespeople To Leave

(CBS) – A 58-year-old Chicago man with health problems was attacked Friday by alternative-energy salespeople after he ordered them to leave, the man’s family tells CBS 2.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Friday in the 9100 block of South Kingston, in the Calumet Heights neighborhood.

Kevin Hamblet — who suffered brain damage from a stroke earlier this year and also is on dialysis – answered the door at his home. Three women tried to get him to change his energy provider.

He refused and told the women to get off his porch. That’s when, Hamblet’s wife says, the women jumped him.

“The police found five of his teeth in the bushes,” Jacqueline Cusic says.

Hamblet is in the hospital recovering from his injuries, which include broken facial bones.

Police are investigating.


Chicago Police Seek Suspect In CTA Push-Attack

(STMW) — Police are searching for a man who knocked another man down a flight of stairs at a North Side Red Line station last month. At 5:03 a.m. July 8, the suspect knocked a 49-year-old man down the stairs at the Sheridan station in the 3900 block of North Sheridan, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. He followed the victim down the stairs, then repeatedly kicked him in the head, police said.
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Surveillance photos of the man who pushed another man down the stairs at the Sheridan Red Line station last month. (Chicago Police)

The victim suffered a broken eye socket and broken pelvis, as well as multiple bruises and abrasions, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The suspect is described as a Filipino man between 25 and 35, 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-7 and 130-160 pounds, with short brown parted hair and an olive complexion, police said. He was wearing a white polo shirt with a dark stripe on the collar, dark pants and gray shoes. Police said the suspect boarded the train at the Thorndale station and got off at Sheridan. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)