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

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

In one video, a man can be seen reaching into the uncovered petting pool and plucking out a foot-and-a-half-long horn shark.

They got away in a pickup truck, which Police Chief Joseph Salvaggio says was recovered Monday evening.

"When we got into the garage and into the house it looked like nearly a mock up of [the San Antonio Aquarium]", Leon Valley police chief Joseph Salvaggio was quoted as saying.

Three people are suspected of stealing a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium by hiding it in a stroller.

One of the men quickly bends over and pulls something from the tank, using a net that aquarium officials said he'd brought with him. They used the bucket to transfer the shark into the stroller and "hurried up the stairs and out to the parking lot", it said.

"Sharknapping: Unsuccessful! Welcome home Miss Helen!" the aquarium said.

It is also expected two other people will be charged by authorities. Once inside, they placed other animals in danger when they emptied a bucket full of bleach solution used to clean equipment into a display's filtration system.




"We'll be surprised if the shark survives".

You can see the surveillance video below.

Police have issued an appeal for information about two men and one woman, according to local station KSAT12.

The group went out the front door and rushed to a truck, but they were confronted there by aquarium staff alerted by an employee who noticed the suspicious behavior.

According to a statement posted to Facebook, the aquarium said the thieves took the shark into one of their filter rooms.

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

Police were able to track the getaway vehicle to a home where they found the shark and the thieves, with one of them reportedly confessing to the crime.

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