Accused bird-napper caught; birds safe and sound

Police say the man involved in an alleged bird-napping turned himself in after his estranged wife saw surveillance video of the crime on television. David Singh, 45, was contacted by his wife and urged

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2008, 12:09 AM

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Police say the man involved in an alleged bird-napping turned himself in after his estranged wife saw surveillance video of the crime on television.
David Singh, 45, was contacted by his wife and urged to return the three baby sun conures and white cockatiel to For Birds Only in Mineola. A surveillance camera at the store apparently captured Singh putting the birds into his jacket pocket.
Police say Singh admitted to stealing the birds when he turned himself in Wednesday. However, he changed his story when he came out of court Thursday. He calls the incident a misunderstanding and says he did pay for the birds.
Singh was charged with grand larceny and released on an appearance ticket.
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