SOUTHLAND : Santa Monica Woman Gets Back Baby, a Parrot She’s Had 40 Years
Magda Wilson’s Baby is home again. The 80-year-old Santa Monica woman who suffered a heart-wrenching loss July 1 when the outspoken parrot she had owned for nearly 40 years was apparently stolen outside her apartment was reunited with her pet late Monday night.
“He just ate and ate and ate, and when he was done, he said, ‘You wanna go to bed? You wanna go to bed?’ He was so tired,” Wilson said today. “I’m very happy now.”
Wilson got Baby back after a young woman identified only as “Blanca” put her in touch with a man who had apparently purchased the bird on the Santa Monica Pier, police said. After a weekend of negotiations, the parties met Monday night in front of a house on Pacific Coast Highway where the man, who remains unidentified, gave Wilson her parrot in exchange for a reimbursement of the $100 purchase price.