Bird behind bars; Jailbird arrested by Dutch police on shoplifting charge

The Dutch are known for being tolerant and treating everyone equally (but not all the time). Sometimes, no one is spared. Not even this bird (pictured in the feature image and below) could escape from the efficient Dutch politie when he chose to shoplift along with his owner in Utrecht.

This criminal was caught by the Utrecht police and was taken into custody as he was on the shoplifter’s shoulder.

Image: @politieutrechtcentrum/Instagram/edited by RTV Utrecht

The police released the criminal’s photo on Instagram to probably inform citizens of the successful capture of this dangerous bird.

As seen below from their Instagram post, the bird is safely behind bars for now. The wonderful Dutch police have even provided some bread and water. You know how good a country is by seeing how they treat their criminals. Of course, this was still petty theft, so the bird could be released on bail soon. It is not yet known whether it is violent or not, but it is best to be vigilant if this were to happen.

But it could also be a joke because who would actually put a parakeet (?) behind bars, right? Right? They could’ve just not had a cage to put the bird in. Who knows!

*Disclaimer in case the sarcasm didn’t translate through the text: Yes, it was definitely a joke.

Some meme-worthy fun or actual serious news? We think we know what you’re going to say in those comments below!

Feature Image: @politieutrechtcentrum/Instagram/edited by RTV Utrecht

Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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