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11/29/2013 - 911 Operators, Patrol Officers Brighten Robbery Victim's Thanksgiving
(Bridgeport, CT -- Nov. 29, 2013) -- City 911 workers and a city police officer brightened a robbery victim's holiday after an unusual police call.
The man called on Thanksgiving morning and reported that he was walking to his friend's house with a holiday turkey and stuffing. He said he was robbed at gunpoint of the bird, trimmings and his wallet.

"At first I thought he was joking, but I could hear from his voice that he was serious," said Telecommunications Operator Denny Viera, who took the 911 call. She checked with the Officer Daniel Mendez, the officer who responded, and he we verified the turkey robbery.

"I wanted to do something," she said, but a call to Stop and Shop revealed no turkeys left. Plus it appeared it was getting too late in the morning to start a cooking a turkey, she reasoned.

The answer came from Boston Market. Viera paid for two turkey meals, her coworkers chipped in and Mendez picked them up and delivered the meals to the victim and his friend.

"When he gave them the meals, Danny said they were the happiest guys on earth," Viera said.