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Parrot's cries for help prompt police call-out

By T.K. Randall
January 6, 2020 · Comment icon 6 comments

The parrot was not arrested (file photo). Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Michael Gwyther-Jones
An ill-behaved pet parrot named Rambo recently prompted a neighbor to call the emergency services.
The troublesome bird became the subject of a police investigation earlier this month after it kept screaming "Let me out! Let me out! Ohhh! Ohhh! Ohhh!" while outside with its owner.

It wasn't long before four officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene.

It turned out that a neighbor had heard the parrot and was concerned that someone was in trouble.

"I was changing the brakes on my wife's car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks," the parrot's owner stated.
"Sometime later four police officers showed up saying a neighbor called because she heard a woman screaming for help. I promptly introduced the officers to Rambo and we all had a good laugh."

"Afterward, I also introduced Rambo to the neighbor who called in the screaming. She too had a good laugh. Sometimes Rambo yells 'help, help, let me out'."

"Something I taught him when I was a kid and Rambo lived in a cage."

Footage of the incident can be viewed below.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by AllPossible 4 years ago
Polly was then shot multiple times after resisting arrest. He lived & is now in a new cage downtown.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Stiff 4 years ago
Best story this week!  Best story this week!  Best story this week!   
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
The cops wouldn't shoot it, it's not a blackbird. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by AllPossible 4 years ago
He's colored though.
Comment icon #5 Posted by mdbuilder 4 years ago
They'd probably have no reason to.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Dustyrose33 4 years ago
Parrots can make a wide range of vocalizations.   My brother had an African Grey Congo that would holler "Mel, telephone", while he was in the shower.   Thinking it was his wife's voice he'd get out of the shower to get to the phone, only to find out it was the bird and not his wife calling him to the phone.

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