Cops called over swearing parrot
Police called out to deal with a noisy neighbour complaint in Glasgow were shocked to be confronted by a swearing parrot.
Officers turned up to an address in Govan to find Pepe, a yellow-headed Amazon parrot, who used to live in a taxi office.
The bird was screeching out prhrases such as "taxi for Govan Road", as well as more industrial language, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Pepe's embarrassed owner John McAlinden said: "He mainly shouts out bookings, like 'taxi for Govan' and 'taxi for Lidl'. He also says things like 'car one', 'car two' and '10-4'.
"It's hilarious. I was very surprised at first because I was told he didn't speak much. But sometimes it's like living in a cab office.
"He also uses a fair bit of industrial language, which is a bit near the knuckle. I think he may have become stressed by his move but I'm now giving him some drops to try to calm him down."
Mr McAlinden, who suffers from diabetes and has liver and kidney problems, was given Pepe by a friend "to keep him company".
He added: "He's a bit of a handful and I'm sorry if he's caused any upset to my neighbours. Hopefully he's learned his lesson and will settle down a bit."
A Strathclyde police spokeswoman said: "We were contacted by a member of the public who had made a complaint about noise.
"Officers attended and it was quickly ascertained that the culprit was indeed a parrot. The owner was given advice and no further action was taken."