Police in England were responding to a report of a screaming woman but were surprised to discover the source of the suspicious sound was actually a squawking pet parrot. Steve Wood who detailed the incident in a video he posted to social media, said he was initially confused when police showed up at his home.
"I thought, 'Oh my god, what have I done?'" Wood told BBC Essex. "I opened the door to two laughing police officers and they said, 'Don't worry mate, I think we've got this one sussed.'"
The officers explained they had received a report of a screaming woman, but when they arrived on Wood's property it immediately became clear that the sound was actually the squawking of one of Wood's 22 pet parrots.
Wood said all of his parrots tend to be vocal in the mornings and evenings, but one of the birds, 3-year-old Freddie, has been especially loud lately.
"I'm just surprised it hasn't happened previously," he said of the police visit.