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Parrot back with owner after run-in with trooper

Posted at 10:40 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 10:40:03-05
A pet parrot that flew the coop is back with its owner after a timely run-in with law enforcement in northeastern Ohio.
 
A State Highway Patrol trooper happened to spot the green bird in a parking lot while delivering documents to a court in Austintown Township, in suburban Youngstown. He picked it up and put it in the back of his patrol car, but instead of a ride to the pokey it got a lift to the local patrol post.
 
Dispatchers contacted Austintown police, who knew the local owner and reached him for confirmation that the bird had been missing.
 
The man, who owns a home in a neighborhood near the court, told officers the parrot had flown away over the weekend when he opened his door for someone.