Homeowner Exchanges Gunfire With Parrot Thief: Miami Police

A Miami homeowner exchanged gunfire with an armed parrot thief in an incident that was caught on camera, police said.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of June 23 at a home in the 200 block of Southwest 62nd Court, Miami Police officials said.

Police said the homeowner was watching his surveillance camera when the suspect open a bird cage in his backyard and remove two African grey birds. The homeowner ran out with a shotgun, and the thief fired two shots at him, police said.

The victim returned fire three times but the suspect got away with the birds, valued at $1,500, police said. A second suspect was also involved in the theft.

The suspects were described as white Hispanic males, about 5-foot-8, 160-170 pounds, with medium builds. Police are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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