Sheriff Deputies Investigate Cries Of 'Let Me Out!' The cries were coming from a 40-year-old parrot named Rambo. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office consider the case closed.

Sheriff Deputies Investigate Cries Of 'Let Me Out!'

Sheriff Deputies Investigate Cries Of 'Let Me Out!'

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The cries were coming from a 40-year-old parrot named Rambo. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office consider the case closed.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department recently made a house call. Someone inside kept yelling, let me out. Turns out, the cries were coming from a playful bird. When deputies questioned the homeowner, he brought out his 40-year-old parrot Rambo. The man taught the bird the unnerving phrase when he was a kid. Back then, Rambo was kept in a birdcage. The deputies had a good laugh and then considered the case closed.

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