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Pet parrot tried but failed to warn Brockville, Ont., resident of intruder: police

Brockville police say a pet parrot's intruder warning was ignored in a break and enter earlier this week.
Brockville police say a pet parrot's intruder warning was ignored in a break and enter earlier this week. Global Kingston

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.

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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.

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A 33-year-old man was arrested the next day and charged with break and enter, theft and using a stolen credit card.

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