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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  • alyssaorwhtever
    alyssaorwhteverMonday, May 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm
    That poor bird doesnt have proper care :(
    • livvie1239
      livvie1239Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm
      • puggirl
        puggirlWednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm
        is the parott a robot
        • bacon_bitzz
          bacon_bitzzSunday, August 5, 2018 at 6:59 am
          Ha ha lol!
          • kittensarecute
            kittensarecuteSunday, August 5, 2018 at 7:50 am
            Lol that's funny but I kinda does sound like it lol 😉😇
        • 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