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.