|The cursing bird|
After a bird went on a cursing rampage, charges were filed in court against the bird's owner.
A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating a noise ordinance by animal-training her cockatoo to curse at them.
The local newspaper reported that Lynne Taylor is charged in the Municipal Court of Warwick for training her bird Willy, for swearing.
The bird allegedly hurled the curse words at the neighbors, who happen to be Taylor's ex-husband and his girlfriend.
A municipal judge rejected Taylor's request to dismiss the case. Neighbors, Kathleen Melker and Craig Fontaine, say they have been repeatedly cursed by the birds, at one point for 15 minutes at a time.
The animals noise ordinance imposes a small fine to any pet owner whose animal creates noise.
A judge has issued restraining orders against both women ordering them to have no contact.
It is unknown how the woman will train her bird to stop cursing at the neighbors.