Arlington Police Track Down Stolen Parrot in Hurst
Arlington Police Department
Rounding out a day of heroic animal rescues in North Texas, Arlington police on Monday tracked down Captain Jack, a parrot nabbed from a local body shop more than a week ago.
The bird, APD said in its plea for public assistance, was the mascot of Sunrise Automotive on East Pioneer Parkway.
"Captain Jack was the star of Mr. Salmon's business with families and children regularly stopping by to talk to Captain Jack," an Arlington police spokeswoman told The Dallas Morning News.
Until November 15, when burglars broke into the business after hours and stole a vehicle, some tools, and Captain Jack himself.
Texas Legends vs. Oklahoma City Blue
TicketsFri., Feb. 24, 7:30pm
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
TicketsFri., Feb. 24, 8:00pm
University of North Texas Mean Green Mens Basketball vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Mens Basketball
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 2:00pm
Dallas Sidekicks vs. Ontario Fury
TicketsSat., Feb. 25, 7:00pm
In a word, winners.
But the Arlington pet nappers apparently realized they weren't fit to be in such exalted company. Two days later, a woman in Hurst spotted an SUV dumping a macaw on the side of the road in the 200 block of Arcadia Street.
The bird was retrieved by Hurst animal control, which was preparing to put the bird up for adoption when word arrived Monday that he might be Captain Jack. He is scheduled to be reunited with Sunrise Automotive owner Bill Salmon this morning. The thieves, meanwhile, are still on the lam.
Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.