Woman seeks help to find beloved parrot

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A woman is asking for help to find her beloved parrot after it was stolen from her porch in northeast Bakersfield.

"I can't even sleep without my bird. I'm still hoarse from crying, and it's been almost a week," said Phyllis Rayford, the owner of the parrot.

Rayford said her bird, named Jazz, was drying off outside after a bath. Rayford stepped inside her home for no longer than 10 minutes, and Jazz was stolen from the porch.

"I've been living here for 13 years and nobody ever touches my stuff like that. I have been bathing her out here ever since I had her," she said.

She said Jazz was stolen, along with her cage, by three men driving a gray Nissian Altima.

Rayford described Jazz as a bright, lime green parrot with shades of yellow and blue throughout her feathers. Jazz loves to sing and talk.

She said she's been driving up and down the streets searching for Jazz.

"I've been praying that somebody just bring my bird back and sit it on the porch. I don't even want to press charges. I just want my bird back," she said.

If you have any information about the bird, please contact Eyewitness News.

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