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

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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.


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  • puggirl
    puggirlWednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    is the parott a robot
    • dancer345
      dancer345Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 5:24 am
      • bibliophile
        bibliophileSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm
        That is pretty hilarious... but I have to admit that bird is really good at imitating...
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuTuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:46 am
          Wow that's so funny! I bet the man was really shocked!
          • peacheslarue
            peacheslarueSunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:56 am
            • awesome_kid
              awesome_kidThursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm
              He's so funny
              • izz4050
                izz4050Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:29 am
                that is so sad.
                • pinksparkle16
                  pinksparkle16Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:28 am
                  how sad
                  • jadeWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm
                    this man has two bird parrot
                    • Bird LoverThursday, November 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm
                      Poor little Lori! He plucked his feathers and then gets in trouble! He's just a lonely bird.

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