Polly got a captor? It appears so.
Police are on the lookout for Polly, a parrot valued at around $4,000 that was stolen from a home in north Scarborough overnight.
Georgia Tichy said she was awakened around 3:30 a.m. by her husband, who heard glass shatter and Polly squawking. When Tichy walked into their living room, where they kept the green-winged macaw, she stepped on glass.
“I realized that the smashed door was open, the cage was open and the bird’s cage was outside,” Tichy said this morning.
When police arrived at Tichy’s home, on Sunmount Rd. near Birchmount Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E., they found a brick had been used to break through the glass front door.
Polly’s empty cage was left sitting on the porch, its metal door open.
Officers told Tichy that the theft was unusual because most burglars are looking for cash or electronics.
“This was directed towards my bird,” said Tichy.
Back in February, Tichy said, she tried to sell Polly after her husband complained about the bird’s incessant squawking. Some people visited the Tichy home and made an offer on the bird, but Tichy changed her mind at the last minute.
“I told my husband, ‘I don’t want to sell. It’s my bird and I love him,’” she said.
Polly’s wings aren’t clipped, so Tichy says he could have flown away. That’s her hope.
“Either they were able to get a hold of him or better yet, he took off.”
If Polly has been abducted, Tichy has a few words of warning for his captors.
“He acts violently and aggressively to strangers,” she said. “That bird has never made friends with anyone.”