Parrot Arrested for Serving as Lookout for Drug Cartel

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Lorenzo, a parrot, was seized by Colombian police after he was trained to serve as a lookout for drug dealers. He was taught to call out if police approached:

According to environmental authorities, Lorenzo the parrot was trying to tip-off a local drug cartel when officers conducted an undercover raid early Wednesday.

"This parrot was sending out alerts," said police officer Hollman Oliveira. "You could say he was some sort of watch bird."

Authorities claim Lorenzo is one of nearly 1700 parrots seized by officials after being trained by drug traffickers to act as lookouts.

Lorenzo caused quite the stir on Wednesday as he was presented to journalists. The well trained creature even showed off his look out skills as he yelled out: "run, run you are going to get caught."

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Damn, there was a parrot in one of the H2G2 radio plays that would squawk out the numbers of local hitmen (he lived in a seedy bar) but I can't find the exact reference quickly. I thought it was in So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, but I can't find it in the .txt version I have. May have been invented for the radio play.
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