Video Of The Week - Parrot Gets In Trouble With Law Over Taxi Reservations

By Meera Dolasia on July 15, 2012

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When retired shipyard worker John McAlinden adopted a parrot from his friends two months ago, he was told that the yellow-headed Amazon was a quiet calm fellow, that hardly ever uttered a word. Nothing, could have been further from the truth.

Turns out that Pepe used to formerly reside inside a taxi firm, where he picked up some interesting vocabulary. He now spends his entire day shrieking instructions like ‘taxi for Govan’ and ‘taxi for Lidl’, or even ‘car one, car two’ and ‘10-4’.

The bird sounds so genuine that John's neighbors thought the 55-year old was running an illegal taxi operation and called in the police. Of course there was not much they could fault John for once they discovered the culprit behind the ruckus.

The Glasgow resident finds the whole situation quite hilarious, but is hoping for the sake of his neighbors, that Pepe calms down and stops calling out fictitious taxi reservations.

Resource: telegraph.co.uk, bbc-worldnews.net

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  • izz4050
    izz40504/11/2014
    that is so sad.
    • pinksparkle16
      pinksparkle164/11/2014
      how sad
      • jade3/5/2014
        this man has two bird parrot
        • Bird Lover11/28/2013
          Poor little Lori! He plucked his feathers and then gets in trouble! He's just a lonely bird.
          • luse808
            luse8081/26/2013
            smart
            • iw110781
              iw11078112/30/2012
              HAHA the parot sounds like a micrafone
              • imdabomb
                imdabomb11/2/2012
                Wow, smart little parrot :)
                • nalima10/18/2012
                  who ever heard of a parret that gets in troube!
                  • sandefmk
                    sandefmk10/2/2012
                    wow i don't think that i would buy a parrot anytime soon i would not call the police either
                    • Briana9/19/2012
                      Comedy, but cant all parrots talk?

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