Talking Birds Scare Off Would Be Robbers In Home (PHOTO)

By: Kara Gilmour - Staff Writer
Feb 11, 2021

Talking Birds Scare Off Would Be Robbers - Parrots. Talking birds are nice to have, but these pets scared off some would be robbers. The home owners are crediting their feathered friends that prevented a home invasion.

Minerva Bernache says she was at home along the 100 block of 12th Street West in Palmetto with her 4-year-old grandson Dillon when she heard a noise at the door. She claims that the two men were trying to get in her front door, then went around to the back of the home and continued trying to get in. As she rushed to call for help, the men suddenly ran away, and now the family believes their pet parrots scared the suspected crooks away.

Later, she realized that she had her talking birds in a covered cage in the backyard. She believes that the parrots were able to sense the robbers and must have begun talking and screeching in order to scare the men off. When Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies arrived in the neighborhood, they spotted two men running from their vehicle.

Devin Shannon, 20, was taken into custody charged with Burglary. Keith Anderson, 22, is listed as a suspect. However, he could not be identified by the witnesses. The family considers their pet birds heroes for scaring off the intruders and plans to reward them with peanuts, one of their favorite treats.

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