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I just couldn’t resist posting this, silly as it is.

Intruders smashed the front window of Pet Palace in Leominster, about 45 miles west of Boston, and as they entered the store the bird began to shout, said store manager Lori Oltman on Thursday.

“When he hears someone come into the building, or the puppies get riled up or whatever, he’ll start calling for Rhonda, who is the woman who used to own him,” Oltman said. “He was screaming for Rhonda and they weren’t aware that it was a bird and not a person. And so they took flight rather quickly.”

Oltman said police figured out what happened when they arrived and heard the bird screaming in the back room. She said the burglar escaped with just $15 in change.

Hat tip Mike.


  1. #1 Ian
    January 14, 2008

    It would only be truly silly if the story involved some organism other than a parrot…right?

  2. #2 McDawg
    January 14, 2008

    The link is burglary, not parrot related.

    Read about this yesterday in the Sunday papers and found the story online.

    I found this rather amusing.

  3. #3 alexa-blue
    January 14, 2008

    It seems to me that puppies also played a key role in the defense of the store. Yep. Puppies.

  4. #4 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    January 14, 2008

    Coming up next: Grammar Nazi Parrot Spellchecks Blog Post Title

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