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Shark safely returned to aquarium after stroller heist

Shark safely returned to aquarium after stroller heist

Thieves were caught on camera snatching a small shark from a tank in the San Antonio Aquarium, then whisking it away in a baby stroller.

Floor-to-ceiling tanks filled with exotic marine animals greeted stunned police officers who stepped into the house of a man arrested for stealing a shark from a local aquarium - using a stroller.

The man, along with two others, apparently tried to disguise the shark as a baby to remove it from the aquarium. At this time there is no known motive for why they chose to steal a shark. Officials found the horn shark "thriving" in the home, because it appeared the suspects had experience working with these animals. "I'm really proud of her and I'm so overjoyed to have her back", said San Antonio Aquarium Assistant Husbandry Director Jamie Shank.

But in the most awesome twist ever, after two days of searching the shark has been found safe and alive, no longer wrapped up as a baby!

In a Facebook post, the San Antonio Aquarium said an employee saw the man take the shark out of the water and alerted management.

Salvaggio said he believed the shark had been stolen to replace one in the suspect's collection that had died, rather than to be sold on.

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And the 19-year-old, who has only made eight senior appearances to date, is enjoying the experience so far, despite mixed fortunes for United in pre-season.

"He had had one of these in the past", Salvaggio said.

"When we first got the call, we thought it was kind of a hoax being that it was Shark Week last week", Salvaggio told KSAT TV. Salvaggio said police are waiting to talk to the woman who is seen in surveillance video with the two men and said he is unsure whether she will be immediately charged.

Shannon was seen stealing Miss Helen while visiting the aquarium with a man and woman.

Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the shark is now back in its petting tank, and investigators say they've obtained confessions from the two men involved in the deed. "Obviously, he likes those types of animals".

Horn sharks are worth about $2,000. "She is doing good so far, and we are hopeful she will recover fully from the shock, and return to her home she is used to", it said.