Friday, August 30, 2013

The Long Beak of the Law...

Several folks sent this story in. It's a great story about a really featherbrained criminal...

Florida parakeet foils robbery at neighbor's house
Emerald, a 21-year-old parakeet perched in Florida, helped foil a break-in at a neighbor's home by squawking louder than normal, making owner Suzette Beesley realize that something was wrong, MyFoxTampaBay.com reported.

Beesley took a look outside her Tampa nest and saw some birdbrain trying to burglarize her neighbor's house.
Now, in all seriousness, kudos to the neighbor for being aware of her surroundings, paying attention to her pet, and getting involved by calling the police. She could very easily have just tossed a sheet over the bird's cage to stop the squawking and gone about her day, oblivious to the world around her. Instead, she realized that something was out of the ordinary, investigated the source of that something, and then called the authorities. It's just about the perfect outcome, especially when this dude gets to jail and they find out what tipped the cops to him.

I wonder if they denied his bail because he might pose a [you know I have to do this] flight risk?

That is all.

6 comments:

Nancy R. said...

Are you sure it wasn't a stool pigeon?

Jay G said...

He was all emutional when he was arrested...

Dave H said...

Neighborhood watch is good work if you can get it, even though the pay is chicken feed.

Jay G said...

And you don't mind being low in the pecking order.

mikee said...

Never underestimate the value to a neighborhood of stay-at-home moms, little old ladies who peek out their windows at passing cars, and little old men who take walks at 10am every day.

They see stuff and report it, keeping the neighborhood in good shape. Plus, if you get on their good side, they tell you all the neighborhood gossip.

Ross said...

Did the bird squawk or did it squeal? Did it sing? Man, this life of crime is for the birds...

In H. Beam Piper's lone murder mystery novel, Murder in the Gunroom, they make reference to one of those little old window-peeking ladies - the neighborhood calls her Mrs. G2. (come to think of it, Jay, you'd like the book - a gun collector is murdered and a detective who's also a collector tries to find the killer. LOTS of good gunnie stuff in that book. Piper was a collector himself.)