Thursday, January 16, 2014

Drunk-driving man betrayed by his talking parakeet

A motorist was arrested after his pet parakeet told police that he was drunk. Mr Guillermo "N", 49, was pulled over by traffic officers at a routine alcohol checkpoint in Mexico City last week.

When he got out of his car to be tested, police heard a voice saying "He's drunk, he's drunk." At first, they thought someone else was inside the car.

But when they shone their torch inside the blue Chevy they were stunned to see it was Mr Guillermo's pet bird who was admitting the crime. Reyes failed a breathalyser test and was subsequently arrested.

Animal Surveillance Brigade officers were called to take the bird away while his owner was taken to prison. However, they eventually allowed the bird to accompany Mr Guillermo after he claimed that the bird would die if they were separated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

_The Case of the Unperjured Parrot_, -not- by Erle Stanley Gardner.

Yeah, you have to be a bit of a geezer to get that reference.