Changhua man in­dicted for sell­ing a found par­rot

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A man in Changhua County was in­dicted Mon­day on charges of steal­ing a par­rot that flew onto his prop­erty last Au­gust.

The bird, a 16-month old trop­i­cal macaw, was cap­tured and sold on Aug. 28 last year to a woman sur­named Liao af­ter it flew into the man’s pi­geons’ cage, Changhua Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors Of­fice said.

Pros­e­cu­tors in­dicted the 52-year-old man, sur­named Wang, and also Liao.

The macaw, which be­longed to a woman sur­named Hsieh, dis­ap­peared ear­lier in Au­gust 2014 and ended up fly­ing into Wang’s pi­geon cage on Aug. 28 ac­cord­ing to the in­dict­ment.

That same day, Wang sold the par­rot for NT$43,000 to Liao through a friend who spe­cial­izes in par­rot prop­a­ga­tion and sales, pros­e­cu­tors said.

They said Hsieh spot­ted her macaw in pic­tures on Liao’s Face­book page on Sept. 1, 2014 and re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice, who sub­se­quently ques­tioned Wang and re­ferred the case to pros­e­cu­tors.

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