BofA apologizes for parrot theft, padlocked house

Bank of America
Bank of America

Bank of America issued an apology to a Pittsburgh woman after a contractor hired by the company broke into a woman's house, padlocked her door, cut water lines and electrical wiring, damaged flooring, poured anti-freeze in the toilet, and, for the coup de grâce , absconded with her parrot.

The bank apparently believed that the house was vacant -- which it wasn't. She was traveling and, in any case, she wasn't even in default. According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the victim, Angela Iannelli, has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $50,000 in damages. If the case goes to trial, a jury would decide the amount.