Police Respond To A Distress Call But Find Parrot Instead

By mporter on January 13, 2020
Red macaw on branch; Photo Credit: Getty Images

By: Madeleine Porter

Police in Florida responded to a caller reporting what sounded like a woman screaming for help. When the police showed up knocking, they discovered a highly vocal parrot instead.

“Our deputies in Lake Worth Beach came to the help of someone screaming for help,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

While the owner was working on his car, the parrot, Rambo, sat on his perch outside to enjoy the nice weather. The car’s motor muffled Rambo’s screeches to the owner but not to a neighbor who became increasingly worried.

Rambo’s cries of “Let me out! Let me out! Ohhh! Ohhh! Ohhh!” were so lifelike that the neighbor actually called the police, concerned that a woman was in trouble.

Sometime later, the police showed up on the owner’s front step asking questions. He promptly got his feathered friend from his perch and introduced Rambo.

They all had a good laugh over the talkative bird who was also brought to the neighbor to explain what they had heard. The owner said, “Sometimes Rambo yells ‘help, help, let me out.’ Something I taught him when I was a kid and Rambo lived in a cage.”


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