An Oregon man arrested Monday posed for a mug shot with his pet parrot on his shoulder.
Following a court hearing, a Washington County judge ordered Craig Buckner, 38, jailed for violating release terms in connection with multiple misdemeanor theft cases.
Buckner, not expecting to land behind bars, arrived at the courthouse with his four-year-old red parrot, which he placed in a tree before heading inside the building.
After Buckner was taken into custody, he told a court deputy that his companion parrot was outside in a tree. Concerned for the bird’s safety, the deputy accompanied Buckner--who was handcuffed and shackled at the waist--to retrieve the parrot (which, by then, was surrounded by crows).
As seen above, Buckner posed for a series of mug shots, one of which shows the parrot perched on his left shoulder. The parrot was subsequently picked up by a friend of Buckner’s who agreed to care for the bird.
Buckner will be able to reunite with his parrot if he can post $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
According to his Facebook and LinkedIn pages, Buckner owns Pacific Coast Cannabis Plantation, a “Medical marijuana/Hash Lab” that grows “High Quality Flower and we make concentrates both solvent and solventless extracts becoming one of the most sought after products in the dispensaries.”