Stolen cockatoo returned to Merced County woman

Published at 8:36 p.m. on June 19, 2014 | Modified at 8:36 p.m. on June 19, 2014

The case of Houdini, a 39-year-old talking bird stolen in broad daylight, has come to a happy ending. Peggy Joos was reunited with her longtime companion Thursday after someone stole the white and coral cockatoo from his cage Tuesday afternoon.

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