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Shark Allegedly Stolen From Aquarium Using Baby Stroller

July 31, 2018 - 1:06 pm
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By Kayla Jardine for Radio.com

Staff at the San Antonio Aquarium in Texas were treated to an interesting missing creature case when a visitor allegedly grabbed one of their sharks from a petting tank and wheeled it out in a baby stroller.
 
The 3-foot-long horn shark nicknamed "Miss Helen" was allegedly taken during business hours in what police suspect was a planned heist. 

According to officials, the thieves stalked the tank for nearly an hour until they quickly pulled the animal out of the water. 

Surveillance video apparently helped police track down the getaway vehicle.
 
Leon Valley Police went to the home of a man who had an extensive marine life habitat and found what looked like a mock-up of the San Antonio Aquarium and thankfully Miss Helen was there. 

"I was devastated when I found out that it happened and now that we actually have her here I'm overjoyed," aquarium director Jamie Shank said. "It's phenomenal, I cannot believe what she's been through. She's a little fighter, she's a survivor."

One person is in custody and two others are expected to be charged.