Argument between man and parrot prompts neighbours to macaw the cops

vivadmin/ April 25, 2016/ News

A Canadian man ran a-fowl of police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot. Yes, a Canadian man ran afoul of police this week after spending a night at home with his pet parrot. But how did such an extraordinary series of events unfold?

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 11.47.44Provincial police in Brighton, between Toronto and Kingston, said they were originally called to a home at 8 p.m. on Tuesday after neighbours heard what they believed to be a domestic dispute, according to a recent report by

Northumberland OPP Const. Steve Bates said neighbours knew the home was usually occupied by a couple, but police found only one person when they arrived. “They heard him yelling and saying, ‘I hope you die,’ and so on and so forth,” Const. Bates said. “So, we attended and we located the male of the household alone in the house screaming at his pet parrot who apparently was ‘beaking off’ at him, in his words.”

The man had been drinking, he said, adding that the parrot did not appear to be hurt in any way, the police decided not to take any feather action.

Const. Bates described the call as a “very interesting” one for attending officers, adding such incidents sometimes create a welcome diversion.

“These are the kinds of stories that police run into all the time,” Const. Bates said. “It just adds some levity to the job.”

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