Owl Puts The Hurt On Cop, Causes His Vehicle To Crash

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A Louisiana cop learned the “ow” of an owl when one of the feathered birds caused his vehicle to crash.

According to the Times-Picayune, Covington Police Department Office Lance Benjamin was on patrol in his cruiser when he felt something fly into his vehicle and hit his face.

“I felt some scratching on the back of my head and some pecking,” he relayed to WVUE.

Benjamin drove his car into a ditch, then was able to stop the car and get out.  As for the owl, he remained parked in Benjamin’s car and didn’t leave until 45 minutes later.  He flew out the passenger-side window of Benjamin’s vehicle.

It’s not the first time birds have caused auto trouble.  A man near Seattle crashed his car into a utility pole while observing an owl, and a woman in Pennsylvania smashed her car into a guardrail when her pet parrot distracted her.

Fortunately, Benjamin avoided major injury and got a good story out of the deal.  Unfortunately, he had to get a new uniform shirt and pants.






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