22 September 2010

Parrot detained for assisting Colombian drug cartel

File this under another screwed up thing people do to animals.

A parrot was taken into custody last week by Colombian police for allegedly aiding and abetting drug dealers. The parrot, named Lorenzo, had been trained to squawk a warning call to alert the criminals of approaching police.

When cops in Barranquilla, Colombia staged a raid on a known drug den they heard a high pitched voice saying, “Run, run, the cat is going to get you! Meow!” The cops came upon Lorenzo, who had apparently been doing a good job as most of the criminals had fled.

Police seized a cache of drugs, guns and a noisy parrot who squawked “meow” as he was being led away.

Lorenzo was taken into custody and is being sent to a facility where animals are held after they have been involved in criminal activities. Let’s hope that no cats were arrested for shoplifting recently.

Robin Lawless | Robin's Facebook
Robin lives in NYC with her cat Maggie where she follows a vegetarian lifestyle, practices yoga, and volunteers at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

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