Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Miss Helen, shark stolen in a pram, recovering in US aquarium

Trio of thieves put shark in baby stroller, roll it out of the San Antonio Aquarium Shark likely to die after Texans steal it from San Antonio aquarium in a stroller
Ebony Burgess | 31 July, 2018, 17:33

Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium's interactive touch tank then whisking it away, wrapping in a blanket and concealing in a baby stroller, police say.

Surveillance video had shown two men and a woman sneaking the 2-to-3-foot-long gray horn shark from the aquarium in a stroller Saturday afternoon and placed in a pickup truck for the getaway. Police say they found the shark at the home of the main suspect in the heist. Miraculously, the shark was found unharmed by the police later and has now been returned to the San Antonio Aquarium.

Miss Helen is now being held in quarantine as staff tests the water she was held in and acclimates her back into the aquarium environment. Police chief Joseph Salvaggio said his officers had initially dismissed the call out as a hoax.

Salvaggio said that the man, who has not been identified, "had some knowledge on how to deal with these types of animals", noting that otherwise the theft would not have made any point.

If you're picturing the shark tucked into a damp blanky and wearing a bonnet as she was wheeled past security guards, the truth of the matter isn't quite that evocative - but it's almost as unlikely.

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Helen is reportedly doing just fine but the men involved will face at least theft counts and possibly federal charges as well. He drove off, leaving the other man and woman behind.

"We'll be surprised if the shark survives". Spellman confronted the group in the parking lot, but one of the men denied her request to search the truck. The trio is seen on the video hanging around the tank where visitors can feed the fish and reach in the water and pet various sea life.

Police don't believe the shark was taken to sell but to be added to the suspect's collection.

"SAPD confirmed that there is a suspect in custody who has given a confession and says the shark is still alive", Spellman said. Aquarium officials welcomed the shark back on Monday night.

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