A man from Ashburn in Loudoun County, Virginia, walking with a parrot on his shoulder was arrested on Thursday for carrying a concealed weapon while attempting to break into parked cars.
Loudoun deputies were first alerted to the suspicious man just after 8:30am when a resident reported seeing a man with a parrot on his shoulder, walking a dog and carrying a firearm looking into vehicles.
Deputies searched the area but found nothing suspicious. At 1pm deputies were called by a resident nearby who reported that someone entered a vehicle and “sullied”, or defecated in, the interior, according to the sheriff’s office report.
Several additional calls came in from other nearby residents who reported seeing the man attempting to enter vehicles. Joseph A. Tira, 25, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The Department of Animal Services was called to care for the parrot and the dog.