In the early hours of yesterday morning, Monday 21st December, West Midlands Police received a call regarding suspicious behaviour.
At 02:20 hours, PC Oscar Finney was on patrol in the Brierley Hill area and was informed that the caller believed a man was walking another man on a lead.
The caller had been worried the pair may be in danger of being hit by traffic as they walked along, so PC Finney made his way to Hill Street.
However, when he arrived he found the men were taking their pet owl for an early morning stroll! As he was talking to the pair, the owl decided to sit on on the officer’s head!
PC Finney said:
“The bird was tethered by a piece of rope and perched on one of their shoulders – so from a distance it appeared that one man had a lead around his neck.
“I was patrolling in the area on my night shift so popped along to check out what was happening – and the next thing I knew the owl was on my head.
“One of the more bizarre jobs I’ve attended. I was there for just a few minutes and, after speaking to the men, continued on my patrols.”
West Midlands Police said they felt it was only right to ‘tweet’ about the incident!
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