A 34-year-old homeless man remains in custody Sunday on suspicion of burglary for allegedly breaking into a Bel Air residence, swimming naked in the home’s pool and killing the homeowner’s pet parakeets, authorities said.
Paul Kiyan is being held at downtown Los Angeles’ Twin Towers Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Officers were sent to the home in the 1000 block of Casiano Road at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a burglary suspect and located Kiyan, who had been detained by private security, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The homeowner told police he had received a call from his wife, saying that a naked man was inside their home and she had viewed him on the family’s close-circuit security cameras.
The husband confronted the suspect and police were called in — not before the suspect had put on a pair of the homeowner’s shorts and began eating and drinking food from the kitchen area.
Police said Kiyan entered the Bel Air home through the garage by removing the garage door opener from the victim’s unlocked vehicle outside. He allegedly inflicted at least $1,500 worth of damage to homeowner’s property.
He also “strangled the victim’s pet birds, killing them,” police said.
“I saw what he did to them,” homeowner Mat Sabz told KTLA-5. “Like a serial killer, he said `Hi birdies,’ with a smile and put his hands in the cage and squeezed them, and then dropped them on the floor violently and then started stomping on them.”
The suspect is due in court Monday.