Girlfriend, turkey end up in street West Baltimore man charged with assault. Woman treated for injuries.

November 29, 1991|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff

City police said a 33-year-old man ran afoul of the law early today when he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend after throwing the Thanksgiving turkey out the front window of the house they share.

When Officer Greg Bailey of the Western District arrived at the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Gwynns Falls Parkway shortly before 1 a.m. today, he found a turkey lying in the street and the woman, Shirley Brown, injured and crying.

Brown told Bailey that her boyfriend, Wendell Cooper, who lives with her in the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway, had been assaulting her most of Thanksgiving Day and chased her out of the house.

In addition to allegedly striking Brown, Cooper reportedly threw the turkey through the front window after Brown fled the dwelling.

Police said Bailey arrested Cooper on the scene and charged him with assaulting Brown, who sustained an injury to her head.

Police said Brown went to the Liberty Medical Center for treatment and was released, while Cooper was taken to the Western District lockup.

The turkey, police said, ended up in the trash.

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