The Virginia ‘bird bandit’, accused of robbing a man at knifepoint while accompanied by three quacking parrots, has been arrested, police said.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Hector Eduardo Rios was arrested for the peculiar incident Wednesday — nearly three months following the August robbery.
Police said Rios allegedly entered a McDonald’s in Fairfax, Virginia, on Aug. 22, and pulled a knife on a victim, robbing him of an undisclosed amount of money.
Authorities say that during the alleged robbery, Rios sported two parrots on the brim of his cowboy hat and a third on his shoulder.
Following the robbery, Rios allegedly went to a nearby convenience store and was spotted on surveillance video.
The “bird bandit” was seen strolling around the convenience store, wearing a black cowboy hat and a patterned shirt along with the three birds.
Rios has been charged with robbery and is being held without bond, according to police.