The Post has the story today about Redrum, the clipped-wing red lorikeet that belongs to Lucky Cheng's owner Hayne Suthon. According to the paper, Suthon was standing on the deck of her apartment above the First Avenue club. The bird got spooked and fell three stories to a tree below around 6:30. Luckily, this occurred before the stretch limos and bachelorette parties rolled in...
About an hour later, the bird fell into the busy street. That's when waiter Christopher Kelly, 33, sprung into action.
"I ran out and put my arms out to slow the traffic down and, luckily, I was able to jump on it," he said.
Redrum was safe and sound last night, and Suthon thanked the bird's savior.
"That was so brave," she said.
Which reminds me that I haven't seen "The Shining" in a long time.