One can almost appreciate the nod to the classic film "The Godfather" implied when a Kirkland man gave a turkey's severed head to his son and told him to give it to his estranged wife and her new boyfriend. Unfortunately, unless the turkey was a prized bird with at least some sentimental value to the new couple, the man's efforts at recreating mob intimidation will likely go down as a rather cheap knock-off.
The P-I posted a blurb about the Nov. 29 incident in their "blotter" section on Sunday. A Kirkland woman reported that her 5-year-old son came home with the severed gobbler's head and that it was "intended for her and her boyfriend."
The suspect, who wasn't identified, apparently had violated several restraining orders in the past that he not contact his ex-wife--be it by phone, in person, or through mutilated animal telegram. He was arrested not long after the woman reported the latest threat.
It's nearly impossible to imagine that the move didn't have a least some influence from the classic "horse head scene" in "The Godfather."
And since it's never a bad time to admire great American cinema, here's the full scene that Mr. Turkey Neck was likely aspiring to. Next time, we recommend he turn up the "Ginney Charm."