Narcotics detectives serving a search warrant on a suburban apartment Tuesday were politely invited inside by what turned out to be the suspect's talking parrot.

Deputies knocked on the door and identified themselves, asking to come in, Deputy Hal Grant said. "A voice from inside stated, `Come in,' but a locked door prevented the deputies from accepting the invitation," Grant said.After about 45 seconds, the deputies began to suspect the occupants of the apartment might be destroying evidence, so they used a manager's pass key to get inside, where they found a man and woman.

It wasn't until another deputy knocked on the door that the investigators realized the "Come in" was issued by a parrot.