“This story was definitely changed by children trying to make it scary… There was a guy who lived a few houses down from my friend. In Palos Verdes we have a lot of peacocks; that’s like our animal, the peacock. She had heard that he would kidnap the peacocks and place them in cages in his house and that he was arrested for doing so. He was definitely arrested for something, but I don’t know if that was real. He like was crazy.”
A local legend which circulated among children in Palos Verdes, California, in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. The man certainly existed, but whether or not he kept illegal pet peacocks and was crazy is questionable.