Shark swiped from San Antonio Aquarium in baby stroller; suspect reportedly confesses

Shark swiped from San Antonio Aquarium in baby stroller; suspect reportedly confesses

Shark swiped from San Antonio Aquarium in baby stroller; suspect reportedly confesses

According to KSAT 12, an affiliate of United States network ABC, police first thought the theft of the horn shark - from the same family as Australia's Port Jackson shark - from San Antonio Aquarium was a joke. It is believed the man wanted to keep his newly-stolen shark so much that he even tried to dupe a police officer by claiming it wasn't the stolen shark at all, but an identical one he had bought. The suspects staked out the pool for more than an hour to wait for this opportunity.

Footage from inside the aquarium shows two men and a woman sneaking the 2ft-3ft gray horn shark from the building on Saturday.

In a freaky case, two men and a woman stole a shark from an aquarium by disguising it as a baby and putting it in a stroller.

"Some guy just basically grabbed a shark out of the tank, put it in a baby stroller and left", Leon Valley Police Chief Joseph Salvaggio said on Monday.

You can see the surveillance video below.

On July 29th, the aquarium again posted on its Facebook page, notifying fans and visitors that officials were headed to retrieve the shark.

Aquarium general manager Jenny Spellman told KSAT TV she went to the parking lot to confront the trio about the shark theft. Miraculously, the shark was found unharmed by the police later and has now been returned to the San Antonio Aquarium.

According to Fox News, a decision will be made on Tuesday about what charges the thieves will face.

The identity of the suspect who confessed to police was not immediately clear. It said the solution caused "harm to other wildlife" and added, "If it weren't for the fast acting experienced staff, the bleach would have done more damage".

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