Davie, Florida (WFOR) — A Florida bird store owner is devastated after a thief stole 150 birds from his business.
“It’s like someone ripped the heart out of my chest,” said Charlie Hong, who owns the Birdhouse in Davie, just west of Fort Lauderdale.
The thief stole the birds after cutting through the roof and slid through the ceiling into the store sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Hong believes the burglar will sell them on the black market.
Some are rare birds that can fetch up to $3,000. Hong estimates he is out between $75,000 and