Today's Superstar got a DUI After Buying an Owl Outside a Gas Station
Surprise he was on meth!
A guy who was on meth got a DUI in Arizona last Thursday while driving with an OWL in his car. He told police he'd just purchased the owl outside a gas station, from some strangers who said they found it on the side of the road. Luckily, it sounds like the owl will be okay.
Cops pulled a guy over early Thursday morning in Payson, Arizona. When they walked up to his window, there was an OWL sitting next to him in the car.
It turned out the guy was on meth, so he got a DUI. But where did the owl come from? He told them he'd stopped at a gas station nearby, and some people in the parking lot sold him the owl for $100.
It's not clear why he wanted it. Again, he was on meth. But the people he bought it from told him they found it on the side of the road.
It was a small western screech owl, and it was injured. But it's doing better now. It's being treated at an animal rehabilitation center, and they hope to release it back into the wild soon.
Police put out a statement telling people not to use meth, or, quote, "you too may find yourself illegally purchasing a wild owl for $100 in the middle of the night, from strangers at a local gas station."