Surveillance video captures three people allegedly stealing shark

Posted at 10:01 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 23:01:49-04

(WOAI) Three suspects in Texas stole a shark from the San Antonio aquarium by disguising it as a baby in a stroller.

Surveillance video captured the moments three suspects inside the aquarium stole a horn shark.

They’re seen scoping out the place when minutes later a man sticks his hand inside a tank and pulls out the shark. The man then disguised the shark as a baby in a stroller. An employee immediately noticed something wasn’t right and alerted management.

One of the suspects is later seen taking off in a truck leaving the woman and a baby behind.

Jenny Spellman, a San Antonio aquarium manager, said,”Just absolute shock. I couldn’t believe that somebody would do something like that.”

Chief Joseph Salvaggio, with the Leon Valley Police, says,”They finally convinced me that it was true somebody had walked in and stole a shark out of the aquarium.”

Police said there is a suspect in custody who has given a confession and says the shark is still alive. Police are working to get a warrant and retrieve the shark to bring it back to safety as soon as possible.