Texas Police Find Shark Stolen in Baby Stroller

Saul Bowman
August 1, 2018

A juvenile horn shark is back in its tank at the San Antonio Aquarium after three people whisked it away in a baby stroller.

Police confirmed that a 38-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in connection with the theft, the Daily Mail reported.

The individuals moved to another part of the building and wrapped the shark into a blanket and placed it in a stroller.

A four-door Chevrolet Silverado maroon truck left the aquarium with the shark. The man told police he had had a horn shark of his own, but the animal died.

The suspects are facing charges for theft between $750 and $2,000.

On Monday night, police successfully rescued the shark and returned her to the aquarium.

A shark was dressed up as a baby, put into a pushchair, and stolen from an aquarium in broad daylight.

She was put into a bucket of water, which was then put onto a stroller to make it look as if the fish was a young child. One man used a net to remove Ms. Helen from her large, open pool exhibit.


Salvaggio said the men confessed to the shark snatching. Officers discovered other marine animals in the man's home as well, San Antonio Police Lt. Joseph Salvaggio told the San Antonio Express-News.

Stellman apprehended one of the suspects in the parking lot, who refused to allow her to search his vehicle and drove off, the newspaper said.

'And when we got into the garage and into the house, it looked like nearly a mock-up of (the aquarium)'.

"I am so, so happy that we got her back, and she's healthy".

After police located the truck and information about the heist, including video footage, was broadcast by news media, tip-offs directed them to a house near where the truck was parked.

In a comment on their Facebook page, the aquarium said Miss Helen was resting in quarantine. "Obviously, he likes those types of animals".

Horn sharks are commonly found in warm-temperate to subtropical waters and can grow to be about four feet long.

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