HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS2) — Police Saturday arrested a registered sex offender for allegedly trying to lure children with a parrot.
According to authorities, 65-year-old Michael Joseph DeSilva was seen near Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach with the bird.
When officers approached DeSilva, he was not making contact with any children, authorities said. However, witnesses tell police that DeSilva was allegedly trying to get children to play with the bird named, “Mango.”
DeSilva was apprehended and booked at the Huntington Beach Police Department city jail.
Authorities are searching for any children who may have had contact with DeSilva.
Anyone with more information on this incident is asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department at 714-960-8825.