Hawk mistaken for burglar after smashing through window of home in Queens

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Photo courtesy NYPD via Twitter

REGO PARK, Queens (WABC) -- It was not your typical break-in at a home in Queens, and 'not your usual suspect', according to the NYPD.

What was originally believed to be an intruder was actually a hawk who went flying through a neighborhood in Rego Park Tuesday.

The bird ended up smashing through a window and scaring the homeowners, who thought at first that it was an actual burglar.

Police took the feathered friend into custody.

Animal handlers safely removed the hawk and say he will be well taken care of.


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