Monday 27 February 2017

Snakes in shorts 'thief' arrested

An Arizona man stole several boa constrictors at a pet shop by stuffing them in his shorts (AP)
An Arizona man stole several boa constrictors at a pet shop by stuffing them in his shorts (AP)

Police said an Arizona man stole several baby albino boa constrictors at a pet shop by stuffing them in his shorts.

Eric Fiegel was arrested after police reviewed surveillance footage from Predator's Reptile Centre in Mesa.

They said a July 30 video shows the 22-year-old man entering the shop, removing several snakes from their cage and placing them in the pocket of his shorts before exiting the premises without paying.

Police said Fiegel then travelled to another pet shop and traded several of the snakes for 175 US dollars and a large reptile tank.

The Arizona Republic said a witness obtained a licence plate number which police used to locate Fiegel. He was later identified by witnesses from a police line-up.

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