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Police respond to home break-in only to find a hilarious culprit
The police officers went to a resident's home after she made a frantic call to 911. Only the 'intruder' wasn't exactly who they were expecting.
Irene Markianou
11.21.22

Someone breaking into your personal space, your home, is just one of those things that can cause you nightmares for months to come.

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Homeowners in Oak Bay, British Columbia, have been noticing some weird activity in their high-class neighborhood lately.

Indeed, someone has been breaking into those posh homes, but it’s not your typical perpetrator.

You see, the person breaking into those homes is not even a person. It’s an owl.

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As a police officer explained, the police received an emergency call the other day.

A homeowner was screaming that there had been a break-in in their house, so officers rushed to the scene, only to find out the “potential burglar” was a bird.

“The hysterical homeonwer indicated that the perpetrator was inside of her living room,” the officer told CTV News.

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Indeed, there was a perpetrator in the house, but it was not a human.

It was a small barred owl, who Cst. Steven Twardy with Oak Bay Police Department called “Winky” because of his special characteristic.

The owl has one eye closed.

The officers that arrived at the house that morning- it was a little after 4 am- tried to capture the bird using techniques they found on Google.

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Using a broom and a blanket, they tried to get hold of the bird, but it proved impossible.

Finally, the bird left on his own walking out of the patio doors- apparently, when he was tired of the cops’ performance.

But this is not the only case of a break-in reported to the police, where the culprit is Winky the owl.

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Recently, a woman walked into her friend’s home in the same neighborhood and found it trashed.

“Pictures off the walls, vases on the floor and lamps and stuff,” said Tina Gaboury.

“I was walking around thinking it was a home invasion, then out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of an owl hanging on a chandelier in the living room,” she said.

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But, then, she realized it was an owl that was responsible for all the mess in the house.

As she admitted, at first she thought the owl was missing an eye, but then she realized it was just a closed eye.

Winky, just like in the previous home he had visited, wasn’t in a hurry to leave.

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He just sat there and watched Gaboury and her friends cleaning up the house and tidying up.

But, for some reason, he just felt comfortable there and even sat down for them to pet him.

Eventually, he decided it was time to leave, so he flew away.

The authorities are considering the bird might be entering the homes through the chimney.

Well, at least in those two homes it seems that the entrance is clear for Santa’s visit, right?

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Watch the amusing video below to see the reactions of homeowners and officers after they came across the bird!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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