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Turkey With a Dash of Assault
Turkey With a Dash of Assault
In November 2004, Victoria Ruvolo was driving down a New York highway when a group of teenagers in an oncoming car threw a 20-pound frozen turkey at her car. The turkey hit Ruvolo, causing her esophagus to cave in and shattering her cheeks and jaw. Ryan Cushing, 19, later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree assault; at the hearing, he broke down in tears and apologized to Ruvolo. "It's O.K., it's O.K.," she told him, according to the New York Times. "I just want you to make your life the best it can be."
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