Woman sues bank for stealing parrot

A Bank of America branch in Chicago. A woman has sued the bank for wrongful repossession of her home. (GETTY IMAGES)

A woman is suing Bank of America, claiming it wrongfully repossessed her home and saying that a bank contractor trashed the house and took her parrot.

Forty-six-year-old Angela Iannelli sued Bank of America in Allegheny County, Kansas. She claims her mortgage payments were on time when the contractor damaged furniture, took her pet and padlocked the door to her home in October.

Bank of America declined to comment. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Iannelli's attorney says she suffered irreparable emotional damage and is afraid to set foot in the house. The lawsuit says she eventually regained possession of the bird, named Luke, after many phone calls to the bank.

 

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