Would-be parrot thief ends up in the cage
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Would-be parrot thief ends up in the cage

Cops arrest man after owner noticed him entering garden aviary and locked him in

Illustrative image of a macaw parrot sitting on a branch. (PARNTAWAN/iStock via Getty images)
Illustrative image of a macaw parrot sitting on a branch. (PARNTAWAN/iStock via Getty images)

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).

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