Floating turkeys cost more to guard than one day of monitoring Occupy Wall Street protesters, according to a new report.

 

According to the New York World, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade cost $192,000 in police overtime last year – and that’s more than an average day of police guarding Occupy Wall Street.

 

The NYPD estimates that paying police officers overtime for Occupy Wall Street-related events adds up to $8 million so far.

 

That means the daily cost is about $129,000 – under the expense for cops along the parade’s route.

 

By the numbers



$192,000--
The Macy’s Thanksgiving parade cost

$192,000-- in police overtime in 2010, according to the Independent Budget Office.