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Thief steals large snake and stuffs it under his shirt (video)

By Mason White 4:06 PM January 22, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) The owner of a pet shop in Kansas, is looking for the man who was seen on video taking a large snake and stuffing it under his shirt before walking out of the store without paying for it.

The Tails & Scales pet store in Derby, released security surveillance video, showing the thief stealing a $600 python and stuffing it under his shirt.

At first, the man watched a display of snakes. Then he grabbed one of the snakes and hid it under his shirt. The man walked by several other customers and headed out the door.

The snake is a rare white, blue-eyed leucistic ball python. It was born last summer. The owner of the store said that charges of theft will not be filed if the snake is returned unharmed.

“If anyone can identify this man can you please let us know. We had a Blue Eyed leucistic ball python stolen a few weeks ago. He is from the Kansas City area. If the snake is returned in good health then we will not press charges,” a spokesperson for Tails & Scales said.

The video of the theft was posted on the company’s Facebook page, and it has since gone viral.