A 16-inch horn shark was safely returned to the San Antonio Aquarium on Monday night after being stolen on the weekend, reports CBS subsidiary KENS-TV. Surveillance video from the facility showed three suspects who screened the facility for more than an hour. Then one of them snatched a female horned shark called Miss Helen from his tidal pool exhibit to the Leon Valley Police Department and wrapped it in a blanket. The male suspect then put the animal in a stroller to disguise it in the parking lot as a baby for a clean weekend in an SUV.
Later, a man posted online a picture of a Hornhais containing a caption read "to sell a horned shark, perfect for the next shark week." Live and good have just taken a quick picture out of the tank. "
Allegedly, he sold the sea creature for $ 300. It was unclear whether the man who posted the picture was linked to the incident in the aquarium. The post has since been deleted.
KENS-TV says two people have confessed to stealing the shark.
Formerly, the aquarium has posted about the incident on its Facebook page – including images of the suspect and the shark itself, hoping it would spur interest and information from the public.
Monday released the aquarium Shark theives
This is a video of the suspects. This is a link to the earlier post about the horn shark that was stolen from the Aquarium of San Antonio.
Posted by San Antonio Aquarium on Monday, July 30, 2018
On Monday night, the aquarium resumed Facebook to post a video of the return of the shark.
An employee said she was "overjoyed" to see Miss Helen back in her rightful home. She said the shark is less than 1 year old. The clerk said she was a "little fighter … survivor."
"It is a very small shark found in the Pacific Ocean, we do not have any in the Gulf of Mexico, they are at the bottom, they are actually very good in captivity, so they are often found in public aquariums "Michael Fisher from Texas Parks and Wildlife Science told KENS-TV.
"We value the lives of all our animals and take pride in the care we have, as well as the education we can give to the public about these cherished species," states the previously published aquarium.