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.
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.