Jailbird Gets 90 Days for Exotic Pet Theft

Sunday, Oct 3, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM CDT
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A Berwyn woman will serve jail time for stealing an exotic bird.

A judge sentenced Viviana Rossi to 90 days behind bars for her role in the theft of a rose-breasted cockatoo from a suburban Petland store.

Rossi is one of four people charged in connection with the thefts of more than $6,000 worth of exotic animals from several suburban pet stores.

Rossi has already served about a third of her sentence since her arrest on Sept. 1.

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