Published: Wed, August 01, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Shark stolen from San Antonio Aquarium in stroller returned safely

Shark stolen from San Antonio Aquarium in stroller returned safely

"When we got into the garage and into the house it looked like nearly a mock-up of [the San Antonio aquarium]", he told told San Antonio TV station KSAT.

But the theft of the shark known as Helen, about a foot and a half long and less than a year old, was indeed real.

"He had had one of these in the past", Leon Valley Police Chief Joseph Salvaggio said, according to local KSAT TV News.

Shannon attempted to block his face from KSAT photographers, repeatedly denying any involvement in the shark theft.

There they allegedly waited for the ideal moment to strike. At this time there is no known motive for why they chose to steal a shark.

The tools needed to pull off the heist?

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Walking back toward the exhibit, a man then put the bucket into the lower portion of a baby stroller.

"Ms Helen (our horn shark) is in quarantine right now resting". However, the man refused to comply with the request, claiming his son was feeling ill and he must drive away immediately. Another man is also seen following closely behind.

Salvaggio said he believed the shark had been stolen to replace one in the suspect's collection that had died, rather than to be sold on.

The freakish theft went viral after they were seen swaddling the sea creature and placing her into a stroller. The woman stands nearby holding the baby. All of this appears to happen with at least two aquarium employees nearby.

"It's absolutely insane", said aquarium owner Ammon Covino.

Stellman told The Washington Post she found the man in the parking lot about to get into a truck. When asked why he was at the magistrate's office, he said he was there to see a friend.

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Salvaggio said the arrest came after a day of investigating.

Police officers then discovered that one of the suspects maintained an extensive collection of marine life in his home.

Salvaggio continued: "When we got into the garage and into the house it looked like nearly a mock-up of [the San Antonio Aquarium]".

A further post on Monday announced: "She's back home where she belongs!" Stellman said she and Jamie Shank, the aquarium's assistant director of husbandry, were present for the rescue. "We are looking to the public to help us solve this case as quickly as possible so that we can hopefully recover the shark alive and get it to professionals for proper care of an animal of this type".

Police said the group stole the shark from an open pool where visitors are allowed to reach in and pet the various species in the tank.

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