A 21-year-old man was this morning stabbed to death after he reportedly attempted to snatch a pet bird from its owner in the Sophia area. The dead youth has been identified Shelton Jordan.
According to reports, the bird owner was out early with his bird for an early walk when the youth rode pass the man and tried snatching his caged bird.
The owner was able to wrestle with the “bird thief” and it was during that scuffle that the man stabbed the youth.
Many of the birds are used in whistling competitions and carry a hefty price. Other bird owners in the Sophia area said they are targeted by the motorcycle riding men, who would snatch the cages from their hands.
“This one look for what he get, they overdoing the thing now man. Every bird day, you being attacked”, one of the men said.
Police are probing the incident.