ment officers from Washington County who were forced to handle a most peculiar case involving a macaw parrot and a distraught owner.
Craig Buckner, a drug and theft suspect from the same county was on his way to his hearing on Thursday, accompanied by Bird, his 4-years old macaw parrot. As Washington County’s Court prohibits animals on the premises, Buckner decided to leave his companion in a nearby tree until the hearing is over.
However, while waiting to enter the Court Room, Buckner fell asleep and was awakened by a law enforcement officer. Seeing that the man was distraught, the authorities subjected him to a urine drug test. Unfortunately, Buckner failed the drug test and was arrested.
When he heard that he was about to be arrested, Bucker pleaded the officers to allow him to retrieve his pet parrot which remained in the tree. Sergeant Bob Ray, the county sheriff’s official spokesperson, and one of the law enforcement officers who was present during Buckner’s trial declared that the man was obviously distraught about the thought of abandoning his feathered friend in the tree.
The officers said that there was no point in denying the man to retrieve his macaw parrot, since it was beginning to get dark, and the temperature was already dropping. Before asking the man for help, the police officers attempted to retrieve the parrot from the tree, but to no avail.
After giving up, the law enforcement officers allowed Buckner to retrieve the bird, and, to this end, uncuffed one of his hands. When Bird heard his master’s voice and his hand extended, he immediately came down from the tree and landed on Buckner’s arm.
Buckner and Bird were taken down to the Sheriff’s office. Seeing that the bird was reluctant in leaving his master’s shoulder, the officers allowed Bird to pose with his master for mugshots. The result was more than amusing as Bird did everything he could to appear in each and every photo.
Needless to say that the officers had the time of their lives, and Bird was treated like a king. During the whole procedure, the officers fed Bird with peanuts played with him, and, of course, took lots of photos.
After the photo session was over, the officers called one of Buckner’s friends to pick up the macaw parrot.
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