POSTED: 10:49 p.m. HST, Feb 1, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:00 a.m. HST, Feb 2, 2011
A 41-year-old man was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to steal another man's parrot in an Ewa Beach home in November but dropping the bird after it bit him, police said.
The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery at the Kapolei Police Station.
Police said a 68-year-old man confronted the man after he took the parrot from its perch in the morning hours of Nov. 17.
The assailant tried to punch the older man and strike him with a leaf blower that he was holding, then dropped the parrot after it bit his hand, police said.
The assailant fled, but was later identified and arrested.