A parrot in India was arrested for cussing out an 85-year old woman, it has been reported.
According to India Times, Janabai Sakharkar, of Maharashtra complained to police that Hariyal the parrot would always hurl obscenities at her every time she passes by her stepson Suresh’s home. The two are currently engaged in a dispute over property, and it is believed that Hariyal was merely repeating the foul words he often heard during arguments.
The newspaper reports that the case sent ‘the officers at Rajura police station in Maharashtra, rolling on the floors in laughter,’ but that did not stop them from taking the case seriously and arresting the parrot. After all, it is possible that he repeated the foul words Suresh used on his elderly step mother.
Hariyal, who hurled no obscenities while in police custody, was handed over to the Forest Department for rehabilitation.