Parrot snatcher caught on camera
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (WSVN) -- Police are searching for man caught on video stealing a parrot from inside a Miami home, earlier this month.
Surveillance video shows the man getting out of a silver BMW, marching to the victims backyard, breaking a lock, and removing a yellow and blue Macaw Parrot from its cage.
Rodolfo Rondon who lives at the residence along Southwest 64th Avenue and 32nd Street said the thief moved the cage, cut the lock, put a blanket on the parrots head to keep it calm, and then took off.
He has had Pappo for about two years and said not having the animal is going to be especially hard on his son. "It is very difficult because our son fell in love with him," said Rondon through a translator.
He also said, the bird has learned to say a good amount of words in Spanish including the family member's names. Pappo also, learned how to bark like a dog and how to mimic a cough.
Now that the bird is gone Rondon is begging the thief to return Pappo. "Please, if you can, return the bird and I will pay you something," said Rondon.
If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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