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Man accused of stealing neighbor's expensive bird

Here is a picture of an umbrella cockatoo. It is not Sunny. Here is a picture of an umbrella cockatoo. It is not Sunny.
Elvis Robinson III (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Elvis Robinson III (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, LA (WAFB) -

A Louisiana man finds himself caged up after allegedly taking his neighbor's cockatoo and trying to sell it on Craigslist.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said Elvis Robinson III, 33, of Shreveport was arrested in connection with the July 15 theft.

Deputies said Sunny, an umbrella cockatoo worth about $1,500, was left in a cage on its owner's patio.

However, when she returned two hours later the expensive bird was gone.

Reportedly, Sunny's owner was browsing around the web and happened upon an ad on Craigslist for a cockatoo.

She set up a meeting with the person selling the bird and called authorities.

Deputies said at the meeting they determined the bird for sale was Sunny.

According to CPSO, the person trying to sell the bird claimed to have bought it from Robinson for $300.

Detectives added Robinson lives just down the street from Sunny's owner.

Robinson was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center on a charge of felony theft.

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