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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office got quite the phone call when a neighbor rang them up to report a woman had been trapped and needed help.
All the neighbor could hear was a woman screaming “Let me out!” repeatedly and making a high-pitched wailing sound over and over again.
In a report from local news station WPTV, the sound wasn’t actually a woman trapped needing help, but rather a very vocal parrot named “Rambo.”
A video shared by the Sherrif’s Office in an update on Facebook reveals how the situation unfolded for Rambo’s owner – and has a funny story behind it all!
“Our Deputies in Lake Worth Beach came to the help of someone screaming for help. Hilarity ensued.”
As you see the green-uniformed officers walk up to a man working on a car in the driveway, you can hear (clear as day) the parrot screaming for help and making his wild moaning sounds.
“I was changing the brakes on my wife’s car and had my 40-year-old parrot, Rambo, on his outside perch where he sings and talks. Sometime later four police officers showed up saying a neighbor called because she heard a woman screaming for help. I promptly introduced the officers to Rambo and we all had a good laugh,” Rambo’s owner said in a statement.
Clearly the neighbor must have been new to the area because this bird surely is known by all within earshot!
“Afterward, I also introduced Rambo to the neighbor who called in the screaming. She too had a good laugh. Sometimes Rambo yells ‘help, help, let me out’. Something I taught him when I was a kid and Rambo lived in a cage.”
Check out the full (and hysterical) video below.