Brockville police say a man failed to heed his pet parrot’s warning that an intruder had entered his home earlier this week.
Police say a man entered a home in Brockville’s south end on Aug. 17. The homeowner’s parrot greeted the thief with a “hello” when he walked in, according to police.
“The home owner did not pay the parrot much attention as he isn’t always a reliable source of information,” police said.
The intruder then took a credit card from the homeowner’s wallet and left the home, according to police.
Nevertheless, a nearby neighbour photographed the man leaving, and police say security cameras caught the man using the card at a local store.
A 33-year-old man was arrested the next day and charged with break and enter, theft and using a stolen credit card.