An Alabama man has more of a 'Florida Man' story going on after explaining to deputies he was high on mushrooms when Florida deputies found him in a truck on a panhandle road with a parrot sitting on his shoulder.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, on Friday, deputies received a call about a man pounding on the front door of a home and a vehicle sitting stationary nearby.

Deputies say the homeowners asked the man to leave, but he would not comply.

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As WCSO deputies were headed to the scene, where a car matching the description of the one reported was found in the area.

Deputies said that the 38-year-old driver, Timothy Brandon Bowers, was sitting inside the vehicle with a blank look on his face, and had a parrot on his shoulder.


According to WCSO, upon talking to Bowers, the officer noticed several weapons near Bowers and asked him to exit the vehicle.

The deputy says Bowers was non-compliant and combative.

After struggling for a moment with him, officers deployed a department-issued taser and he was detained a short time afterward.

Bowers told deputies there was nothing wrong with him, he was just high on mushrooms, according to WCSO.

While searching Bowers' vehicle, deputies said they found multiple illegal items.

According to WCSO, the parrot, who did not appear to be injured, was secured in a pet carrier and taken by Washington County Animal Control.

Bowers was taken to an area hospital for evaluation, and then to jail.


He's been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and trespassing.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said, "We cannot stress the importance of reporting suspicious activity, especially during the holiday season."

Read more at Fox 13

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