Exotic Pet Thieves Busted
MICHIGAN – Three suspects were taken into custody after police found 69 stolen exotic animals in their homes.
Livonia Michigan police believe the three, a married couple from Flint and another man from Mundy, top, were stealing animals from local shops and zoos, and selling them on the internet.
They kept the animals in a home and an apartment – authorities say the facilities were not adequately setup for that many animals – but they seemed to be well cared for.
Included in the animals taken were snakes, tortoises, fennec foxes, wallabies a hedgehog, six toucans valued at $30k each and more.
One pet store owner says she lost just under $50,000 in animals to the thieves.
The three are being held on felony breaking and entering and stolen property charges – for which they could receive up to 10 years for each count.
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