WATURBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Waterbury man faces charges including animal cruelty after police say he threw an exotic bird at a police officer.
Luis Santana was spotted holding the bird while running on High Street Tuesday night. Police said they’d been called to the scene to break up a fight.
When an officer tried to stop and question him, Santana threw the cockatoo at the officer and ran into some woods.
The 32-year-old was found in a nearby house, after a homeowner reported someone had run into his basement.