Stolen bird re­peat­edly asks thief: ‘Why take me away?’

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A crested myna in Taichung, cen­tral Tai­wan, was re­turned home safe and sound af­ter re­peat­edly bom­bard­ing the thief with one ques­tion: “Why did you take me away?” lo­cal po­lice said Fri­day.

The species, known for its abil­ity to im­i­tate hu­man voices, was stolen April 14 by a woman who had ear­lier tried un­suc­cess­fully to buy the bird from its owner.

The thief soon re­al­ized the bird was not some­thing to be tri­fled with. The bird, named “money more more” ( ), kept pes­ter­ing the 56-year-old by say­ing in Tai­wanese: “Why did you take me away?”

When the po­lice found her the next day af­ter check­ing sur­veil­lance cam­eras, the thief did not hes­i­tate to re­turn the bird, say­ing she could not sleep and did not know what to do.

The owner of “money more more” said she was not wor­ried at all about the bird’s be­ing kid­napped be­cause she be­lieved that it would man­age to get home.

She added that it is very talk­a­tive and un­der­stands her words, although she said it had never been taught the sen­tence that even­tu­ally saved it from the kid­nap­per.

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