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Man yells at parrot, jailed for weekend

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old Scottish man who admitted to threatening his grandmother's parrot for interrupting his sleep was ordered to apologize with chocolates.

Stefan McKinsley, 19, pleaded guilty Monday to a breach of the peace after his grandmother called police Friday at 2:45 a.m. and said the teenager was intoxicated and hitting the parrot's cage, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

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Prosecutors said McKinsley, who threatened the bird with violence if it did not quiet down and allow him to sleep in the spare room, did not calm down after his grandmother placed a cloth over the parrot's cage.

McKinsley, who spent the weekend in jail, was sentenced by Edinburgh Sheriff Court to buy his grandmother a box of chocolates as an apology.

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