ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A 49-year-old Jackson man has been arrested in
Ann Arbor following a fight with the pet parrot he carried in his
Police said 911 calls started coming in around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday with
witnesses reporting that a man on South Main Street was ***ly
shaking the bird.
Officers who responded to the call said the bird's feathers were
scattered everywhere, and that the bird was limping. However, police
said, the bird did bite the man several times on his hands, drawing
The man told police he had been trying to train the bird, and when it
didn't listen, he shook it.
The man is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail pending charges.
The bird was given to an animal rescue organization.