Bail was denied because he was a flight risk.September 9, 2011
When I was about 13 my parents bought me a pair of parakeets. They were completely untrained, and as such were never allowed out of their cage for fear they might never return. After a month, I (in my infinite teenage wisdom) decided that they were ready to fly free in the living room. I envisioned them happily flitting about the high points ceiling, exploring the potted plants, or even perching on my hopeful shoulder. I opened the cage door expecting them to excitedly fly free.
They simply sat and stared at me. I then decided they needed some encouragement made noises, waved my hands, shook the cage, and generally terrorized them into a state of near panic. I finally grabbed one of the birds and forced him to accept the opportunity I was offering. I pulled him out and opened my hand.
At this point, things started happening very fast.
My bird, pausing only to give a surprisingly painful bite, took off at full speed across the room. He flew straight as an arrow.
At full speed.
Into a wall.
The only good news from the whole incident was that the parakeet was so completely stunned by the hit that I was able to scoop him up and get him back into his cage without getting bit a second time.
Even if I deserved it.