The “crazy cat lady” gets all the attention. What about the crazy bird guy?
This is Craig. He lives in Oregon. He showed up to court on Monday for a bunch of misdemeanor thefts and whatnot. He didn’t think the process would take that long, so he left his Macaw (appropriately named “Bird”) in the courthouse courtyard.
The judge ordered Craig to be taken into custody and he started getting super worried about his bird, so he did what any loving parrot owner would do……
It’s not exactly department procedure, but the dude was too attached to his bird to let him go. Deputy McKelvey, who took the man into custody said:
“Our Sheriff’s Office has very strong core values of doing the right thing. I also have very strong moral values of treating all people with compassion no matter what role I am taking.
“Mr. Buckner was already in a stressful position and did not need the additional stress and worry of his loved pet, Bird! Bringing the two together brought me joy and brought relief to Mr. Buckner and safety to his bird.”
See the whole story from Huffington Post here.