Colombian Parrot Arrested for Acting as Look-Out for Drug Dealers
Why is it that parrots can't avoid running with the wrong crowd? First there was their storied relationship with blood-thirsty pirates. Now, apparently, they're getting involved in the Colombian drug trade.
Colombian prosecutors are accusing Lorenzo the Parrot of being trained to scream a warning in Spanish-- "Run, run, the cat is going to get you!"-- when cops were nearby a weed and weapons stash. This may be our favorite line from a news story ever: "Now Lorenzo may spend his life behind bars. He's been handed over to special animal officials to join other birds suspected to be guilty of similar crimes."
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