For Alerting Drug Dealers Police Were Coming Parrot Get ‘Arrested’
In Brazil, reports says a parrot who warned two alleged drug dealers that Police were coming was taken into custody after it almost foiled the undercover drug raid, authorities said.
According to Brazilian media Oliberal, when the parrot spotted officers last Tuesday at its owners’ Teresina, Brazil, home, it squawked “Mama, Police!” in Portuguese.
Despite the bird’s efforts to tip off its owners, a man and a woman were arrested. NBC reports says drugs, including crack and marijuana, were reportedly found at the property, as well as large amounts of money.
Since its arrest, the parrot has remained loyal, refused to talk, Police said.
Authorities believe the parrot was trained to spot Police cars.
Meanwhile, the bird is being kept at a zoo in Teresina, a city in northeastern Brazil.