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Oregon sheriff’s office featured on Today show
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 24, 2017 12:01AM

In a Facebook post, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office mentioned that one of their “adventures” was featured on NBC’s “Today” show ( In early November, UPS driver Lee Purdy heard someone yelling “help me” inside a house, so he called the sheriff’s office and asked them to do a welfare check.

Deputy Hayden Sanders arrived on the scene, and a short investigation revealed the screamer was a noisy parrot named Diego, who was simply exercising his right of free speech. Diego and the deputy are pictured, courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

It turns out that Diego gets annoyed when his owner leaves the room, so he yells “help me” to make her come back. Unfortunately, she was on vacation.


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