Canadian Police Say A Crow Tried To Steal A Knife From A Crime Scene

Canuck the Crow DGAF.

1. This is Canuck the Crow. It’s famous in Vancouver for being really friendly with humans, and is easily identified by a red band on its foot.

The Crow And I / Facebook

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2. But Canuck might be getting a little too friendly. This week, the crow snatched evidence from a crime scene in Vancouver before cops shooed it away.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, officers were told about a car fire in a McDonald’s parking lot. When they arrived, “they were confronted by a man armed with a knife,” police said in a news release.

“The man allegedly came at the officers and shots were fired. He was taken into custody and transported to hospital for gunshot and stab wounds.”

3. “Yes, the bird did pick up the knife at a crime scene on Tuesday and began to fly away before dropping it,” Constable Brian Montague confirmed to BuzzFeed Canada.

Canuck And I / Facebook / Via Facebook: thecrowandI

This photo shows Canuck with a different knife in its beak, from the Canuck And I page on Facebook, which has more than 12,000 fans.

The page was set up by Shawn Bergman, who has a special bond with Canuck going back years.

“I’m not thrilled that my buddy was tampering with a crime scene but what do you do, he’s a wild crow,” Bergman told BuzzFeed Canada.

4. It’s not the first time Vancouver police have dealt with Canuck. Last week the crow tried to make off with the F6 key from the computer in a police car.

5. At least Canuck stuck around to help with the clean-up.

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Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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