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October 17, 2013
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Conn. man throws parrot at police

One officer was bitten on the finger

By PoliceOne Staff

WATERBURY, Conn. — A man in Connecticut has been arrested after throwing a parrot at an approaching police officer.

According to NBC Connecticut, Luis Santana, 32, was spotted by police near a scene they were investigating. Shirtless and holding a parrot, Santana threw the bird as officers approached him.

One officer was bitten on the finger.

Santana fled into the woods, but was later apprehended after a homeowner reported a break-in, according to WTNH.

Santana was charged with cruelty to animals, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, second-degree burglary and interfering with a police officer.

Police returned the bird to its owner, WTNH reported.

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