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PARROT FEATHER GIVES SUSPECT IN THEFT AWAY

A mayoral candidate known for walking around town with a parrot on his shoulder has been charged with burglary, accused of stealing an acquaintance's Dirt Devil vacuum.

The bird apparently gave him away.

Michael Sullivan, 58, spent Friday and Saturday night at a vacant home owned by Christopher McGill, police said. But on Sunday, McGill left a note warning Sullivan that if he stayed a third night, it would be trespassing, authorities said.

Monday, McGill discovered his vacuum missing -- and found a green feather belonging to Sullivan's parrot, named Arturo Tortilla, authorities said.

Sullivan was arrested.

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