This photo shows three suspects believed to have stolen a horn shark from the San Antonio Aquarium in Texas.
(San Antonio Aquarium)
A suspect accused of helping to steal a shark from an aquarium of Texas in a pram at the weekend allegedly confessed to the bizarre crime and told officials that the animal is still alive.
San Antonio Aquarium General Manager Jenny Spellman told KSAT that the police told her that the suspect is in custody and the police were the repair of the 1.5-meter-long horn shark.
According to investigators, two men and a woman away from the shark Saturday afternoon from an open tank where visitors can pet the sea life. In a statement, the aquarium said the trio staked out the pool for more than an hour before I with the animal.
The identity of the suspect who confessed to the police was not immediately clear.
Leon Valley Police Chief Joe Salvaggio said one of the men grabbed the shark by the tail, while the other two people involved are wrapped in a wet blanket. The men then put the shark in a bucket and put the bucket in the lower part of a stroller.
The group than their unusual cargo in a maroon truck.
The aquarium said that in the process of putting the shark in the bucket, the group threw a bleach solution used to disinfect instruments in cold water to exhibit filtration system. It is said that the solution caused “harm of other animals,” and added, “If not for the quick actions of experienced staff, the bleach would have done more damage.”
Spellman told KABB that one of her employees saw the suspect in the group and alerted management. Spellman faced with the group in the parking lot, but one of the men refused her request to search the truck.
Salvaggio said that the motive for the theft was unclear, but said the group appeared to know exactly what they were looking for.