Skip to comments.Firearms and a parrot stolen from a South Beach apartment
Posted on 12/29/2009 5:21:24 PM PST by TEXOKIE
Michael Beasley hobbled up the stairs leading to his second-floor apartment near the southern tip of Miami Beach. On the way home from Haulover Park, the 60-year-old Jacksonville native had purchased a couple of burgers for himself and his beloved green Amazon parrot, Seaweed. Then something startled Beasley. His front door had been pried open.
Normally, Seaweed would squawk the greeting, "Hey, how ya doing?" But this time there was silence.
Beasley, who walks with a cane because of a back injury, limped into his living room. The bird and his six-foot domed cage were gone. So were the 32-inch plasma TV set and the DVD player. He continued into the bedroom and found the closet door open.
After peering inside, he turned pale. Burglars had stolen his and his wife's prized gun collection. Among the missing firearms: seven handguns (including a .357-caliber Ruger), a pistol-grip 12-gauge shotgun, two SKS 72 assault rifles, and three Heckler & Koch machine guns that can fire 1,200 to 1,300 rounds per minute. "These guns use bullets that chew through stucco and that can take people out in a drive-by," Beasley explains. "Whoever stole my guns has a tremendous amount of firepower. They hit the jackpot."
The bold daytime heist provides a glimpse into the alarming number of high-powered rifles and machine guns that are stolen every year. Many end up in the hands of criminals...
(Excerpt) Read more at miaminewtimes.com ...
Further down in the article it says that Michael Beasley actually had an idea of who took the collection. The guy and his accomplices have not been caught.
Doesn’t bode well for the parrot. These guys gotta know the bird is gonna’ talk.
Bush has them both.
armor-piercing handguns? machine guns? I think even the parrot could have written a better report than Francisco Alvarado, “reporter”
If you can afford full-auto firearms, you can afford a safe.
By definition, if they are stolen, aren't they all in the hands of criminals?
This has Carl Rove written all over it.
I hope Seaweed gets back home OK.
***Doesnt bode well for the parrot. These guys gotta know the bird is gonna talk.***
It’s a parrot, not a stool pigeon!;-D
The guy has 3 H&K’s and no safe down on south beach where you have loads of low lifes and marielitos? Idiot. Poor parrot.
That was uncalled for, NEWBIE! Who are you to challenge anyone's enrollment here?
Maybe he’s not a stool pigeon...
Is the parrot trained in the use of firearms?
If not, our limping dude has missed the boat for sure.
Never leave a parrot in a room alone with guns!
By the by, full auto weapons, just chillin' in the closet? If true, this genius is in heap big trouble. Or am I mistaken about STRICT requirements for keeping such weapons secure?
Parrots do not make good security systems. Get a safe.AWB
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I did! Whew! At lest she didn’t call me a freak!
His bio is a MUST READ !!!
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