A Connecticut man is facing animal cruelty and other charges after he allegedly threw a parrot at a police officer and the exotic bird bit the cop.
Luis Santana, 32, was in a fight with another man Tuesday night when Waterbury Police Department officers arrived on the scene. That’s when Santana, who was shirtless and holding a white parrot, allegedly threw the bird at police, according to CBS New York. The parrot bit the cop on the finger.
Santana then ran away, but authorities caught up with him at a nearby house and placed him under arrest. Police found out the parrot was stolen and reunited it with its owner on Wednesday, according to the Waterbury Republican-American. Santana faces charges of animal cruelty, assaulting a police officer, burglary and disorderly conduct.
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