Friday, August 26, 2011

Is That a Boa Constrictor in Your Pocket, ...

... or are you just glad to see me?

MESA, AZ - Police say a man walked into a pet store and left with thousands of dollars of rare snakes in his shorts.

Eric Fiegel, 22, was arrested after he was caught on camera taking a several snakes, including at least one Albino Boa Constrictor, said Mesa police Sgt. Ed Wessing.

He was leaving with them in his cargo shorts at Predator's Reptile Center pet store, Wessing said.

Some of the snakes are reportedly valued at around $1,000.

Wessing said Fiegel took the snakes to another reptile store in the area and sold them for $175 in store credit and a 60 gallon reptile tank valued at $175.

He said investigators believe Fiegel stole snakes from the Predator's Reptile Center three times.

Two of those times are shown in security recordings, Wessing said.


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