Craigslist Cockatoo Case Cracked

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:46am

Woman finds her stolen $1,500 bird for sale on Craigslist.

A Shreveport, Louisiana man was arrested for stealing his neighbor's cockatoo, which later showed up for sale on CraigsList.

Sunny, an umbrella cockatoo, was left in a cage owner Christina Moore's patio on July 15 while she ran a brief errand.

When the owner returned home two hours later, the $1500 bird was missing.

This past Saturday, Moore an ad for a cockatoo on CraigsList.

She arranged a meeting with the seller, and contacted the Caddo Sheriff's Office.

At the meeting, authorities determined that the bird for sale was in fact the stolen cockatoo Sunny.

The seller told detectives he had purchased the bird for $300 from Elvis Robinson III, who lives on the same block as Moore.

Robinson was arrested for felony theft and booked him into the Caddo Correctional Center.

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