A crow in Vancouver left police in hot pursuit after it swooped upon a crime scene and picked up key evidence – a shiny knife – from behind police tape.
Canuck the crow, described as Vancouver’s most notorious bird, reportedly perched on top of a burnt-out car that a crime suspect had earlier set alight, and watched as the suspect drew out a knife when the police arrived.
The suspect was shot by police, receiving non fatal wounds, and he was arrested, as reported by the Vancouver Courier.
The crow – which has a distinctive red tag on its leg – reportedly then swooped in and picked up the knife from an area cordoned off by police.
“A cop chased it for about 15 to 20 feet, and then the crow dropped it and took off,” reporter Mike Howell told CBC News.
“It was really strange. In my 20-plus years reporting from crime scenes, I’ve never seen anything like that crow trying to take a knife.”