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Thieves Stole A Shark From An Aquarium, Disguised As A Baby (Video)

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"Ms Helen" (Image: San Antonio Aquarium)

A group of thieves in Texas stole a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium, wrapped it in a wet blanket and smuggled it out disguised as a baby in a stroller.

Three people were filmed by surveillance cameras taking a female horn shark named Ms Helen out of her tank, then leaving.

Horn sharks are a small breed that rarely grow longer than 3ft. Ms Helen is only 16 inches long.

A video of the theft was posted by the aquarium. You can see a man lift the shark out of its tank on the right side of the footage 40 seconds into the clip:

A member of staff tried to confront the group but was unable to stop them taking the shark.

The aquarium wrote on Facebook that they had immediately noticed the theft but were unable to stop the suspects. It said:

“Called the police. Followed them to the car and everything… can’t exactly force them to give it back, the police had to do that.”

Business Insider, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 31, 2018

Video by San Antonio Aquarium via Facebook

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