"It's kind of an odd request," Mrs. Peterson, of Shorewood, Minnesota, told 911 emergency services over the phone on Sunday.
Barry Peterson and his wife had just come home from a trip to find the front window of their home bashed in.
"I don't know if I should call you or what," Mrs. Peterson explained, "but we just came home from being gone - and a wild turkey flew through our front window and is now in our house."
The wild turkey looked pretty comfortable there on the sofa.
He watched the couple as they filmed him. He didn't even budge when Mrs. Peterson called the police.
"A Shorewood resident came home to find a broken out window to their residence. Shortly after they located an unusual guest lounging on their sofa," South Lake Minnetonka Police Department wrote on Facebook. "He identified himself as Tom."
The couple tried opening the door leading to the deck, but after briefly hopping down from the sofa, Tom didn't seem to want to leave. And he went ahead and hopped back onto the couch.
He walked over the cushions and perched on the plush arm.
Then they opened a window for him. "You've got two ways out now."
Finally, a police officer arrived, and came in through the front door, starting to ask more about the intruder, until he saw Tom and the situation pretty much just explained itself. "Oh there he is, sure. OK."