We all know that some parrots can talk, and we love them for that. But sometimes they do unexpected things, such as order snacks for themselves off of Amazon! Don’t believe me? I wrote an article about it called Rocco Wants A Cracker So He Orders Some From Alexa.
Sometimes parrots do more than that, too. Like alert neighbors to an emergency situation, or so that’s what happened in this odd story.
In Florida, police responded to a call reporting a woman who was screaming out in distress. The thing is, it wasn’t a woman in need of help, or a woman at all, but her very vocal pet parrot.
“Our deputies in Lake Worth Beach came to the help of someone screaming for help,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said via Facebook. “Hilarity ensued.”
The owner has not been revealed to the public but according to the man who was in his driveway working on his wife’s car this past weekend, Rambo the parrot, was sitting near the home’s entrance while singing and talking to himself.
The parrot begun screaming, “Let me out. Let me out! Ohhh! Ohhh! Ohhh!” Rambo did this in such a lifelike fashion that a neighbor called the police, believing that the she was in fact in trouble.
“I was changing the brakes on my wife’s car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks. Sometime later four police officers showed up saying a neighbor called because she heard a woman screaming for help,” the owner said. “I promptly introduced the officers to Rambo and we all had a good laugh.”
“I’ll bring out the screamer to you,” Rambo’s owner says in a video as the officers are standing in the driveway. The man walks off camera before grabbing Rambo and introducing the bright green and yellow parrot to the officers.
“Oh man!” the officers are heard saying in the video. Afterwards, the owner also introduced his pet to the neighbor who called the police about the “woman in peril,” after thinking she was truly in danger because of the parrot’s cries.
“Afterwards, I also introduced Rambo to the neighbor who called in the screaming. She too had a good laugh,” 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.”