‘Big Bird Bandits,’ Guys Who Stole Then Returned Big Bird Costume, Appear In Court

Two Australian men have been charged with being the “Big Bird Bandits.”

Two twenty-somethings appeared in Adelaide Magistrates Court after allegedly pinching a $160,000 Big Bird costume from the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular three months ago.


The costume in question was then returned a few days later with a note stuffed into the beak. The note apologized for being “such a big birden.”


The note continued, “We had no idea what we were doing, or what our actions would cause. We were just having a rough time and were trying to cheer ourselves up. We had a great time with Mr. Bird, he’s a great guy and no harm came to our friend.”


It was signed “The Big Bird Bandits.”