What would you do if you heard someone screaming for help from inside their home? Would you call the police? Go in? or just act like you didn’t hear a thing and leave?
Lee Purdy, a UPS driver encountered this situation, and he knew he had to act.
Turned out the situation wasn’t as he’d expected. Not one bit.
Lee Prudy was doing his job as usual that day, dropping packages off in Oregon, USA, when he was startled by screams coming from a house he passed in front of.
He listened again and carefully and realized that it sounded exactly like a woman’s voice screaming for help. He was shocked and at first he didn’t know what to do. The voice was odd, as if the woman found it hard to speak properly. Confused, Lee chose to call his wife to ask for advice.
She immediately advised him to put their call on hold — and dial 911.
When the police arrived and entered the home into the living room, they were ready to face off any dangerous situation. But then, they realized that the house was empty. Empty, except for a single parrot on his stick in the middle of the living room… shouting “help me”.
Lee had heard the parrot Diego. The police were surprised — but also relieved. It was sure nice that no one, not even Diego, was in actual need of their help.
Diego’s owner Susan Baird later told them that it was not the first time her bird set off a fear or two. She said he loves to mimic sounds from both humans and animals, and apparently the words “help me” had become his favorite phrase.
When the Baird family had guests, they always asked about the strange screams for help coming from the other room.
Watch how Diego does it in the video below.