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May 9, 2014 10:12 PM

Disciples allege empty Merced Rescue Mission freezer just for show

It was just a few days shy of Thanksgiving last year and Merced County Rescue Mission CEO Bruce Metcalf stood in front of an empty freezer. The mission desperately needed turkeys to feed the needy, he said. But mission volunteers said they were asked to hide hundreds of turkeys and thousands of cans of food from the public.

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