An Israeli man who tried to steal a parrot spent a night locked up — and only then got arrested.
The would-be-thief, a 59-year-old man from the central town of Kiryat Ono, was spotted trying to remove the bird from its garden aviary in the nearby town of Yehud by the owner, who shut the cage and locked him in, police said Tuesday.
The man was freed and then arrested by police. After being questioned he was given a conditional release while the police continue their investigation.
Some large species of parrot, such as macaws, African grays or crested cockatoos are worth up to NIS 5,000 ($1,500).