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UPS Driver Hears ‘Help Me’ From Inside Home Then Calls Cops Who Find That The Victim Is A Parrot

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

We hear stories of hero mail carriers all the time. They hear something amiss in one of the homes to which they are delivering mail, then boldly call the authorities or go into the house themselves.

Or perhaps they notice that the mail hasn’t been picked up in a few days and decide to find out where the tenants are. Maybe they even find an elderly tenant on the floor, injured. Either way, it usually ends up for the better when our mail carriers go above and beyond to check on a person’s safety.

But when one UPS driver recently called authorities for assistance, a person in need wasn’t quite what the cops found.

The UPS driver, Lee Purdy, had reportedly heard yells coming from inside the home.

The person he believed to be inside was saying “help me” repeatedly. However, Lee was almost certain that the cries were coming from a parrot.

But he wasn’t sure, so he texted his wife to call 911.

Cops responded to the call and didn’t find anyone when they opened the door to the home. In fact, it was a parrot named Diego who had been yelling for help while his owner was gone.

Diego’s owner, Susan Baird, says that the bird gets a little lonely when humans aren’t around — and that he likes the attention. He’s a very affectionate animal who loves cuddling with his human!

In addition to saying phrases like “help me,” 40-year-old Diego can meow like a cat and bark like a dog, among other voices and tricks!

Please SHARE if this mix-up made you chuckle and you’re glad mail carriers like Lee are looking out for their customers’ safety!

Thumbnail Photo: Twitter / JessE

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