It wasn’t exactly Heat, but some criminal “masterminds” in San Antonio pulled off one of the more bizarre heists you’ll ever see when they boosted a small horned shark from an aquarium by smuggling it out disguised as a baby.
Here’s how it went down, according to USA Today:
“The suspects entered near the gift shop and walked all the way through the aquarium towards the exhibits near the front entrance. They waited for an employee to turn his back and then grabbed the shark with a net they brought.
After grabbing the shark, the suspects poured out a bleach solution into the aquarium’s water filtration system and used the bucket to help transport the shark in the stroller, according to a press release from the aquarium.
The general manager, Jen Spellman, noticed the stroller leaking water and followed the suspects to their car, according to Covino. She asked to search their vehicle, the suspects fled and aquarium staff gave the license plate number to the police.
Police said the suspects were caught on surveillance video walking out of the aquarium with the shark in the stroller. At least one of the suspects left the property with the shark in a 4-door maroon Chevrolet Silverado truck.”
The suspects have since turned themselves in to authorities, and the shark was returned to the aquarium unharmed. It may not be the crime of the century, but it might be the crime that perfectly sums up 2018.
Here’s the video of the incident.