A wild turkey crashed through a window in the Lubbock County Courthouse on Monday, prompting thoughts of a courthouse shooting and leaving a cartoon-like hole in the glass.
“It was like a boom and the glass shattered,” said Baldemar Hernandez, who was attending a child-support hearing on the building’s fourth floor when the bird made its unwelcome appearance. “I thought, Somebody’s shooting at us.’ “
The hole in the window looked like something from a Looney Toon – a turkey-shaped whole in the glass.
Christine Hernandez said she thought someone was firing from the bank building across the street. She said she immediately began thinking about her kids and making it out of the building alive.
Meanwhile, the turkey, unfazed from the crash, lay outside crouched in the bushes, while a crowd of spectators grew on the courthouse lawn.
County workers grabbed a box and tried to corner the bird, but it fluttered away across Main Street where the delinquent fowl was finally taken into custody.