Barranquilla police on Wednesday arrested a parrot whose job it was to warn a local drug gang in case of police raids.
The parrot was arrested when the police’s attempt to arrest a group of local drug dealers were thwarted when bird started screaming “run! run!,” ruining the law’s crucial element of surprise.
“It’s a curious thing that we thought was very funny. Apparently the animal was trained to alert its owners about police presence,” a cop told local newspaper El Heraldo.
Following his detention, the Barranquilla cops decided to name the parrot “Lorenzo.”
Lorenzo reportedly has not spoken since his arrest.