San Rafael police officer runs over crow, helps save it

Crow #1730
Crow #1730

SAN RAFAEL (KRON) — A San Rafael police officer accidentally ran over a crow in November, but then helped save it, according to police.

Police said Ofc. Phil Melodia ran over a black crow on accident with his mountain bike. Melodia then got off his bike to try and help the crow, police said.

With the help of a Good Samaritan, who grabbed a box for the crow, the two were able to save it, Lt. Dan Fink said.

Fink said Wildcare took in the bird, which they named Crow No. 1730. The crow suffered a compound fracture to his wing and had to be on medication.

The crow is now fully healthy, Fink said.

Wildcare officials said they released the crow back into the wild on Wednesday. Melodia watched the crow take its first steps out of the cage and take flight, police said.

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