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San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller

San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller

We have been working closely with Leon Valley and San Antonio police departments to recover the animal and apprehend the suspects. Another man followed him to a side room, where they put the 16-inch shark in a bucket and covered her with a towel, according to the aquarium's general manager, Jen Spellman.

Police said all started early Saturday afternoon, when employees say there was something odd about a truck parked in a no parking zone.

Two people have confessed to stealing a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium and concealing it in a stroller.

The shark was found at the suspect's house Monday night and was brought back to the aquarium safe. He drove away without the other man or the woman involved in the shark-snatching.

According to the Leon Valley Police Department, a male suspect reached into the tank and removed a gray horn shark from an exhibit.

Salvaggio said the group likely knew what they were doing, and that they very possibly targeted that shark specifically.

Police confirmed that a 38-year-old man was arrested on Monday night in connection with the theft, the Daily Mail reported.

Authorities are speaking with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine whether any federal charges can be filed, Salvaggio said.

You can see the surveillance video below. "And when we got into the garage and into the house, it looked like nearly a mock-up of (the aquarium)", he 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.

Admittedly, the shark known as Helen was only a comparatively harmless horn shark measuring 1.5-feet.

Video of Miss Helen's return to the aquarium showed the staff waiting to greet her, bursting into raucous cheering and clapping when she arrived.