The Case of the Perjured Parrot ?

For the first post on absurd news stories from around the world, where better to start than with this news article.

The Location: Argentina

A parrot has spent more-or-less five days under police ‘interrogation’ in prison in Argentina.
[ Can you even imagine how humiliated the investigating officers would have felt? Just picture this scene : 5 officers surrounding a round table with a single 10-watt bulb as light source………the parrot is in the middle of the table, sweating it out………..the police are like – ” So Pepo (thats the bird’s name), whom did you spend last Sunday between 5 and 10 PM?……… better spill the beans……….dont make me angry or no avocado seeds for you for two days!!!! ]

The judge ordered Pepo to be held in custody until he told police who his real owner was.
Two neighbours, Jorge Machado and R Vega, were fighting over the ownership of the bird.
[ I dont think their lives were all that interesting……………if you are fighting over a parrot for companionship]

Judge Osvaldo Carlos decided the parrot should be sent to prison until he disclosed who the name of his owner was.
After five days, Pepo said Jorge’s name and also sung the anthem of his favourite football team San Lorenzo.
[The worst part for the police is that this investigation is going to be in their resume forever………………….when they are being interviewed for a promotion, it is highly likely that they will be asked – ” You interrogated a parrot? And how long did it take for you to get it to talk? 5 days!!!!!
I dont think you are ready to be a Commisioner yet…….]

After the episode, Mr Machado said: “I knew he wasn’t going to let me down, he is a real friend and we support the same football team.”

Link to the news article here


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