Weird Criminal Law Stories # 621: Poly wanna lawyer ?

BRAZIL: “Polly wanna lawyer” read the headline. It has been reported that a parrot was taken into police custody in late April 2019 for warning his drug-dealing female owner that police were about to launch a raid – squawking “Mummy, police!” The green-feathered “watchbird” began screeching the moments officers showed up at the home in the eastern city of Teresina. However, the bird refused sing like a canary. “So far it hasn’t made a sound,” said a reporter. The parrot was later taken to a local zoo.

GEORGIA: Phony, Phony Sweatshirt wearer? A man wearing a sweatshirt with the phrase “Be a good human” was recorded on surveillance footage stealing $100,000 in jewelry from the Ringcrush fashion-accessory warehouse in Atlanta. Police are looking for the thief who stole the earrings, rings, and gems on, of all days, Good Friday, 2019.

JAPAN: Walter White Wannabee, maybe? We learn that Tatsunori Iwamura, 61, a professor at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Matsuyama University in Ehime prefecture, allegedly taught his students how to make MDMA – the main ingredient in ecstasy. Iwamura, told investigators that he did it in order to help his students’ “learning” and he acknowledged that he knew it was illegal.

SPAIN: Wine and religious freedom? A jailed convict complained to officials that depriving him of wine with every meal goes against his “religious freedom.” In a letter requesting the wine, the inmate of Zaballa prison declared himself a disciple of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. He wrote he needs it “to comply with the norms of my religion.”

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