Parrot in Squad Car Mug.jpg
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A parrot in a police car.
Writing what amounts to press releases for the Seattle Police Department - via the SPD Blotter blog -

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The 'Dazed, Bloody Man' and the Parrot

Parrot in Squad Car Mug.jpg
SPD
A parrot in a police car.
Writing what amounts to press releases for the Seattle Police Department - via the SPD Blotter blog - probably gets a little boring. Sometimes the folks that maintain the SPD Blotter blog probably long for a post to come along that allows for a bit of creativity.

Luckily, every once in a while the stars align and police stumble upon a "dazed, bloody man" and a lost parrot.

As the blotter blog's Jonah Spangenthal-Lee details in as entertaining a fashion as the forum allows (which means plenty of puns), just such an event took place the Saturday of Seafair weekend.

According to Spangenthal-Lee's post, around 5 p.m. that day police received a report of a bleeding man leaning against a car at 51st Avenue S. and S. Ferdinand Street. When authorities responded, the man "emphatically told officers he was trying to find his bird, Sierra." Despite this, Spangenthal-Lee reports the man was quickly taken by medics to Harborview for treatment of his injuries.

A short time later, and what's described as "several blocks from where the injured man was found," another group of cops came across a parrot sitting on the handlebars of a bicycle.

That's when Spangenthal-Lee's job momentarily got a lot more entertaining.

As his post notes:

Officers put the parrot in the back of a squawk car--after reading the bird her rights, naturally--and took her to an air-conditioned fire station. Officers then contacted the injured man's wife, who was able to help police piece together this strange incident, and retrieved her husband's bird and bicycle.

Just another day at the Blotter blog office.

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