WARWICK, R.I., March 27 (UPI) --
A Rhode Island
woman whose pet cockatoo was accused of repeatedly using profanity directed toward a next door neighbor won't have to pay a fine, police said.
Lynn Taylor of Warwick fought the $10 noise citation last year in municipal court after her neighbor complained about the bird's foul language and appealed the case to Providence Superior Court, WJAR-TV, Providence, reported Wednesday.
Police said the city decided to drop the case rather than continue to expend city resources attempting to enforce a $10 fine.
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