This is a true story of a car wash theft ring operating in Frederick, MD. The owner complained to the company that installed the car wash that he was losing money to unknown thieves that must have keys to the change machines. Together they installed some monitoring equipment and here is what they caught on film:
MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm....what is that bird up to?
Looking for a nest site?
Or just casing out the joint
Hard to believe, but true. The thieves were multiple male starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) using the quarters to seduce females into mating. Ain't Nature wonderful? Over $4,000 in quarters were retrieved from rooftops and trees. Who says 25 cents won't buy anything these days!!!