Red-tailed hawk crashes through window of a Parsippany home

PARSIPPANY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Morris County) – Police and Animal Control Officers responded Friday morning to a residence on Wood Glen Way for a report of a red-tailed hawk that crashed through a sunroom window.

After the hawk flew through the window, it proceed to latch onto the window screen, Parsippany police said.

“Some things you just do not get trained in during the police academy,” police said in a Facebook post.

While one Officer distracted the hawk with his “magic wand” — his police baton — from outside the room, the Animal Control Officer was able to safely pick up the hawk, police said.

The hawk was checked to make sure it wasn’t injured and then was released. The hawk quickly took up a perch nearby and then flew away, police said.

By: Jay Edwards
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(Photos Courtesy: Parsippany Police Department)

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