Trio steal shark from aquarium by disguising it as a baby

Trio of thieves put shark in baby stroller, roll it out of the San Antonio Aquarium

Trio of thieves put shark in baby stroller, roll it out of the San Antonio Aquarium

An employee noticed the suspects' stroller was leaking water when they walked away from the tank and followed them to their vehicle.

A 38-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Monday night in connection with the freaky theft of a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium on Saturday.

Police said a man removed the shark from the tank before it was put into a stroller.

"I'm so so happy that we got her back and she appears very healthy", Jamie Shank with the San Antonio Aquarium told KSAT as the shark arrived.

The cops eventually managed to track down the alleged culprits at a house that had a large sized aquarium of its own inside.

Salvaggio said that when they first got the call, he and his officers thought it was a "hoax" because Discovery Channel hosted its famous "Shark Week" the week prior.




Police tracked down the trio's vehicle and found Miss Helen in a tank at the home of one of the suspects, who confessed to the theft. He seemingly abandoned the woman and other man seen in the video.

On Monday police reportedly confirmed that one person was in custody and that the shark was alive.

The aquarium also posted live video of the shark's return on Monday night, prompting many concerned aquarium lovers to sigh in relief.

As for Miss Helen, she was returned to the aquarium and is recovering from her ordeal in a quarantine before hopefully being reintroduced to her previous home.

A man allegedly posted a picture of a horn shark online under the caption "selling a horn shark, flawless for next shark week". "She's one-year-old", the employee said.

Surveillance video taken at about 2 p.m., captures a man leaning over into the exhibit and emerging with the shark in a net. "He had had one of these in the past. obviously he likes those types of animals". Aquarium officials welcomed the shark back on Monday night.

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