By Beth Hillyer
HAWAII KAI (KHNL)--When burglars broke into a Hawaii Kai home last week, they took something way more valuable than golf clubs, tools and jewelry. They took the family pet.
Mick Morland returned to find things not as he left them.
"When I drove up in my driveway, this was open and golf clubs right here, thought oh no someone has been in my shed," Morland recalled.
Burglars then took memories of his wife who passed away a few years ago. "My wife's jewelry box is right here this was all laying on the floor nothing in it obviously the drawers laying on the floor."
As he continued to check the house, he noticed a strange silence.
"When I looked out there and the cage is empty, oh no , I just couldn't believe it. It is bad enough them taking personal items, golf club and jewelry then to see the family pet gone as well," stated Morland.
Mick and many friends tracked his scarlet macaw to a man in Waimanalo.
"HowZit has a big vocabulary, he can say a lot of words including shut up and howzit but when it comes to his captors he's no stool pigeon."
He learned a caucasian couple sold the bird to the buyer who gladly gave it back.
Howzit is still dazed from the heist but is slowly talking more each day.
Mick says he is thankful the bird is in good shape and not injured.