facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bird snatches cash from man's camper

Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM   |   Comments

ARTHUR'S PASS, New Zealand, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Scottish tourist in New Zealand said a kea bird stole more than $1,000 cash from his camper while he was taking pictures at a rest stop.

Peter Leach said he stopped Wednesday at a rest stop in Arthur's Pass to take pictures of the scenery and he was snapping pictures of an unusual bird when a couple approached him with some distressing news, The Timaru Herald reported Monday.

"A Canadian couple walked by and said: 'We've just seen that bird take something out of your campervan,'" Leach said. "It took all the money I had. I was left with $40 (U.S. $33.83) in my pocket."

Leach said the bird made off with a small cloth bag containing $1,099.41. He said the bird apparently snatched it from his dashboard.

The tourist said he filed a police report in hope of getting his insurance company to replace the cash.

"The man I dealt with was very serious for the first few questions," Leach said of his police interview. "Then he said, 'Do you mind if I just stop to laugh?'"

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva Calf with third eye hailed as incarnation of Shiva
2
Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure Booby trap covers Austrian officer in manure
3
KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence KFC filet may be 'an omen' of Scottish independence
4
1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen 1.4 tons of contaminated cheese stolen
5
Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback