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Parrot Arrested in Colombian Drug Raid (VIDEO)

Parrot Arrested in Colombian Drug Raid (VIDEO)

Lorenzo the parrot has been arrested in Colombia as part of a drug cartel raid. It is believed his role was to call out when the police were coming, so his comrades could run. But this time his actions were just too little, too late. 

Authorities say he may have to spend the rest of his life behind bars. But I say, that’s not a new punishment — he’s already behind bars!

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Photo credit: Carlos Acosta

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11:36AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:27PM PST on Dec 23, 2012

Don't throw the cracker at him, I vote for a full pardon!

1:36PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

I think the parrot should come to the United States, because I think we might treat him better than the Colombians.

9:17PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

David F., I think the 35% were joking about extraditing the parrot.

9:27AM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Parrots learn from repetition so if he stays around long enough, he will learn a new vocabulary and way of life.

5:20PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Seriously -- 35% of those who voted in the poll believe the bird should stand trial? Are you completely nuts?

3:17AM PDT on Apr 3, 2011

he was obviously doing this against his will, like a hostage - they had him in a cage after all !

8:02AM PST on Mar 6, 2011

FREE LORENZO! Such a beautiful guy...

3:29PM PST on Mar 2, 2011

Release the parrot into rain forest or jungle habitat where others of his species forage and nest.

5:59AM PST on Mar 2, 2011

Justice for Lorenzo! A full pardon NOW!! LOL!! The poor bird....

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