38-year-old Craig Buckner was jailed recently for violating release terms in connection with multiple misdemeanor theft charges. But when he showed up to the courthouse, he wasn't expecting to go to jail.

Buckner showed up with his 4-year-old red macaw on his shoulder, a companion bird. Before heading inside he perched the parrot in a tree.

Police then took him into custody, that's when he told them about his companion and that he was concerned for its safety. Buckner, shackled and cuffed, carried the parrot on his shoulder and posed for his mugshot.

Washington County Sheriff's Office

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