(Bridgeport, CT -- Nov. 29, 2013) -- City 911 workers and a
city police officer brightened a robbery victim's holiday after an unusual
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
"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
"When he gave them the meals, Danny said they were the happiest guys
on earth," Viera said.