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Shark thief with a long rap sheet includes theft of pots and pans, report says

Anthony Shannon, 38, is linked to a series of strange thefts.

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Anthony Shannon, the self-proclaimed marine-life activist who admitted to swiping a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium last month, apparently also steals pots and pans.

Researchers in Leon Valley say they have him identified as the person caught on the security camera, grab a box of pots and pans to the value of $250 from a He-B Grocery store on July 23 — five days before the shark theft, MySanAntonio.com reported.

Shannon, 38, is then seen taking the box to the customer service counter, and an attempt to do a “no receipt return,” according to his arrest affidavit. After the return is rejected, he picks up the box and walks out the door, the affidavit states.

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When Shannon news for the theft of a gray horn shark named Miss Helen by disguising her as a baby and smuggled her in a baby carriage, a loss prevention employee in the store who recognized him.

In a subsequent interview, Shannon claimed that he was “an activist, not a criminal”, and who had been worried about the animal welfare.

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