WEST VIRGINIA: A shoplifter entered the Pets & Things pet store in West Virginia and walked out with a baby gator, apparently gator-napping the reptile right from under the noses of store employees. The thief is alleged to have stolen the 3-month old alligator valued at $300 from its cage, tucked it under his shirt and slithered away from the store with it.
The gator-napping was caught on video and the thief was recognized as a regular customer who already owns a gator.
Store employee Anthony Williams said they plan on keeping a closer watch on the store since the reptile robbery, but he doesn’t think the gator thief got away clean.
“Baby alligators have sharper teeth than the bigger kind,” he said. “He probably was bit . . .” Here’s hoping the gator enjoyed his meal.
(Source: Huffington Post)