Suspected bird thief loses life fleeing from the law

(Source: KATC-TV)
(Source: KATC-TV)

Good morning!

Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon.

Three exotic birds are stolen from the Zoo of Acadiana, and the culprit who fled the scene in an SUV winds up dying in a car crash. It's an incredible story coming out of Broussard today, and at noon we'll explain the series of events.

Speaking of incredible, we will also share with you a story about a man accused of trying to pass off steroid-fed ferrets as toy poodles! What is up with people?

Also today, we'll tell you about the dentist who's in trouble after removing 29 teeth from a patient without consent – leaving the man toothless! What's worse … it's apparently not the first time this particular dentist has done this sort of thing.

Plus, what would you do if you found a large sum of money in a Dumpster? We'll tell you what man did, and how his story is a lesson that no good deed goes unrewarded.

Looks as though we're going to have another windy day. Ben says the wind advisory has been extended through this evening. He also says a couple of isolated afternoon storms are possible, with the best chance of heavier downpours coming later on this evening. How big of threat is posed by those storms? Find out more during Ben's live, local forecast at noon, and you can always access the latest local weather information HERE.

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