AZ Police Warn Against Buying Owls From Strangers While High On Drugs

  • Police in Arizona made one of strangest public service announcements in law enforcement history this week.
  • “The Payson Police Department would … like to take this opportunity to encourage the public not to use methamphetamine or you too may find yourself illegally purchasing a wild owl, for $100 dollars, in the middle of the night, from strangers, at a local gas station,” the Payson Police Department said in a Facebook post Wednesday.
  • While oddly specific, the warning isn’t as random as it might seem. And it actually came too late for one man.
  • National Park Service warns visitors to stop licking toad native to Arizona Officers conducting a traffic stop early Wednesday found a young owl next to the driver. The man apparently had done exactly what the above PSA says not to do when offered a wild bird.
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