Posts Tagged ‘petstore crime’

More pet-store crime: stealing sharks

January 21, 2009

Elbert Starks walked into a New York state pet store, plunged his hands into a fish tank and came up with a shark that he managed to take home and place in a 350 gallon tank.  But Mr. Starks wasn’t done yet.  Next, he walked into a Pet Barn, saw a credit card lying on the counter that turned out to belong to a store employee and he used it to purchase a $300 eel at “Parrots of the World” (buying an eel at a bird shop?)

The store owners reported the theft and the police put Mr. Stark together with the shark and eel and arrested him at his work.