Most people try to avoid sharks in the summertime, but three criminal geniuses reportedly decided they would steal one from a Texas aquarium.
According to Leon Valley (Texas) police Chief Joseph Salvaggio, three suspects — two males and one female — reached into an open tank at the San Antonio Aquarium, and one of the men grabbed the shark’s tail while the other two suspects wrapped the shark in a wet blanket, and then put the shark in a bucket. Then they put the bucket in a baby stroller and rolled it away from the scene of the crime on Saturday afternoon, according to Salvaggio.
Accorind to KENS 5 News, the 1.5-foot predator was a horn shark, which can survive outside of water for two to three hours.
The shark and stroller were placed in a 4-door maroon Chevrolet Silverado truck, police say. According to KSAT TV, Jenny Spellman, the aquarium’s general manager, attempted to confront the thieves and their drippy “baby,” but the man driving said his son was sick and he had to leave. He drove off, leaving the other man and woman behind.
#BREAKING: Police are looking for 3 people stole a 3-foot horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium in Leon Valley, Texas.
Police say that 1 of the men grabbed the shark by it's tail while the other 2 wrapped it in a wet blanket and put into stroller.
Any info call 210-812-3347 pic.twitter.com/2J2uXYxwRF
— BreakingNNow (@BreakingNNow) July 30, 2018
According to KSAT, they were able to track down the truck involved and currently have one person of interest in custody.
As of Monday night, the stolen gray horn shark, which the aquarium has estimated to be worth $2,000, has been found alive. Salvaggio said the person, who has not been identified, confessed to the crime.
“We’ll be surprised if the shark survives. We sure hope it does, but being outside of that environment that it’s made to be in — the warm water, the salt water — there’s a good chance it won’t make it,” Salvaggio said.
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