Stealing Shampoo From Hotels is Fine; Stealing a Parrot is Not
Yeah, we'll confess: sometimes we steal stuff from hotels. Like the little baby soaps and shampoos and things (which are ours for the taking), and one time we swiped a monogrammed washcloth and a tea packet and the binder that held the roomservice menus because we thought it looked nice. But do you know what we have never stolen from a hotel? A bird.
Though this is not as bad as the time some guy ripped the head off of one of the ducks in a hotel lobby (and yes, that really did happen), this is still sort of sad and mean: someone stole a couple of parrots from The Breakers.
According to the AP, police are charging a man with trespassing (and also "violating an ordinance declaring the island town a bird sanctuary") after he stole two baby parrots from the hotel and then left them in a pet store yesterday after trying to sell them to the pet store owner. But, uh, they don't know who the guy is.
Per the report:
The chicks were part of a flock of more than 100 wild birds at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach. Biologists monitor the birds with cameras aimed at their nests in hollowed-out trees. That's how authorities learned the two chicks were missing.
No, but seriously: who does that? Kimpton, you need to start keeping close watch on your pet concierges now. Oy.