Aww!
Police respond to homeowner’s call about a break-in only to find the most adorable intruder
This was probably the last thing the police expected, lol.
Elijah Chan
12.02.22

In the quiet town of Okay Bay, British Columbia, a prey lurked in the shadows.

The unsuspecting victims of an upscale neighborhood didn’t know what was happening until it was too late.


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The town became the center of a series of “crimes” and fell victim to the notorious “Winky” – a fitting name for a criminal whose best skills include trespassing and evading authorities.

At around 4 in the morning, the Oak Bay police received a call from a hysterical homeowner.

She said that someone had broken into her house and was staying in the living room.


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The police force quickly dispatched patrols to the said house.

As they entered, the criminal didn’t even took an effort to conceal themselves.

An owl perched on what police said was a “very expensive leather couch.”

His sharp talons were digging into the fine upholstery and his eyes darted toward the intruders who just came in.

Somehow, the owl knew these cops had “ill wills” against him.

And so, Winky started chaos to fight back.


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It flew from one room to another and was chased by brooms and blankets.

In the end, Winky knew the importance of his dignity – and so, he left the “crime scene” on his own terms by walking into a nearby opened window before flying away into the night.

Little did they know, this was only the beginning of his campaign against the neighborhood.

Tina Gaboury was checking in on her friend when she saw all of her things broken and trashed.

Anyone can get nervous at the sight of that because it can only mean one thing.


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“I was walking around thinking it was a home invasion,” Gaboury said to CTV.

But she was wrong. “Then out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of an owl hanging on a chandelier in the living room.”

It matched the first suspect’s description.

800 grams, about nine inches tall, and the signature one-eyed wink.

“We thought he was missing an eye because he was closing one eye,” she said to CTV.

However, this encounter was different.


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They cleaned up her friend’s house and saw Winky just watching over them.

He wasn’t tense or jittery, and at one point, he let the homeowners pet him.

According to the Toronto Star, this home invasion spree might just be the beginning.

Columnist Vinay Menon said that the barred owl might be looking for a place to roost.

With the population of the world hitting 8 billion, we will continue to encroach on the wilderness to satiate our needs for habitat.

This has and will further put us on a collision course with nature, especially animals who find smaller and smaller places to live.

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We hope as we move into the future, we get to consider the other organisms and creatures who are living alongside us.

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While the Oak Bay Police said in their tweet that “no animals or officers were injured,” we hope that we can reverse the effects of our encroachment so we can stay committed to the initiative of not hurting animals.

Watch how this one-eyed “burglar” startles an upscale neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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