FORT MYERS, Fla. — A woman has been arrested for padding her bra — with a stolen rare parrot.
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Jill Knispel, 35, hid the Greenwing parrot in her bra after taking it from her employer, Baby Exotic Birds of Englewood, police said.
When Knispel went to trade the bird for a vintage car, she told the car’s owner how she got the animal, according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Turns out the car’s owner is friends with the man who owns the $2,000 bird.
DNA tests confirmed the bird’s identity and Knispel was charged with grand theft.
“The circumstances of the case are the most bizarre I’ve ever encountered,” said veteran wildlife investigator Lenny Barshinger.
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