Shark likely to die after Texans steal it from San Antonio aquarium in a stroller
A group of “well-trained” thieves stole a shark from the San Antonio aquarium in a stroller — and are still on the lam.
San Antonio’s KSAT reported that the trio of thieves — two men and a woman — made off with the horn shark after taking it out of an open pool where guests could reach in and pet aquatic creatures.
Security footage revealed that one of the group grabbed the shark by its tail while another “wrapped it in a wet blanket and put it into a stroller.” They left the aquarium with the shark in the stroller “undetected,” and staff didn’t notice it was missing for 45 minutes, at which time they called the police.
Leon Valley police Chief Joseph Salvaggio said he’d be “surprised if the shark survives.”
“We sure hope it does, but being outside of that environment that it’s made to be in — the warm water, the salt water — there’s a good chance it won’t make it,” he said.
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.
The thieves face felony theft charges, and police are probing to see if there are any other federal crimes related to stealing sharks.