Macaw Parrot Poses In Man’s Mugshot After Unusual Circumstance

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On Monday, Craig Buckner, 38, of Vernonia, brought his 4-year-old macaw, Bird, with him to the Washington County Courthouse, and told his well-trained feathered friend to stay outside in a tree. Buckner wasn’t expecting to be too long but things took a turn when the judge remanded him into custody for failing to comply with his release agreements. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office Image)

PORTLAND, OREGON (OregonLive) – On Monday, Craig Buckner, 38, of Vernonia, brought his 4-year-old macaw, Bird, with him to the Washington County Courthouse, and told his well-trained feathered friend to stay outside in a tree. Buckner wasn’t expecting to be too long but things took a turn when the judge remanded him into custody for failing to comply with his release agreements.

“He was very concerned about his bird,” Sgt. Bob Ray, Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said over the phone Thursday. “Mr. Buckner is very attached to this bird.”

So Washington County Court Security Deputy Shoana McKelvey decided to try to bring Bird inside.

“She was very concerned for the safety of the bird and also for Mr. Buckner’s mental well being,” said Ray.

However, Deputy McKelvey was unable to get Bird out of the tree, so she brought Buckner outside and Bird came right down to him.

They took the bird inside where Deputy McKelvey fed Bird some peanuts. Then they took booking photos, with and without the macaw.

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