It was a crime so strange that, at first, local police thought it was a prank.
Last weekend, a trio of thieves managed to steal a shark right from her tank at the San Antonio Aquarium. Their grand getaway plan? Stash the animal inside a baby stroller. (The toddler whom the carriage belonged to was present for the heist, too.)
In video surveillance footage of the crime, the three suspects can be seen lingering around the shark touch tank at the right-hand side of the frame for nearly an hour until an employee nearby steps away to help a guest. That’s when they nab the 14-inch-long female horn shark straight from the water, wrap her in a wet blanket and toss her into a bucket of water sitting in the stroller.