OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A woman in search of her stolen cockatoo breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after the bird was returned.
Katie Aldrich of Temecula received a call around 11:30 p.m. Monday saying her white cockatoo had been located.
The tipster met up with Aldrich in Vista early Monday and reunited the bird with her.
Although Aldrich offered a $3,000 reward for the safe return of her cockatoo, the tipster only requested money to cover the cost of a bird cage purchased to house the animal.
According to Aldrich, she was smoking outside the Haunted Head, a pirate bar in Oceanside, on May 21 when a man in a red Ford F150 pulled up and grabbed the Salmon-crested cockatoo right off her shoulder. The man jumped into his truck and pulled away, she said.
No arrests were made.