A few years ago, we brought you a story about a pet store thief removing two puppies from a pet store by shoving them down his pants. Last week in Portland, OR, a pet store’s surveillance cameras caught a man on camera who used this method to conceal a pricey python and walk out of the store unnoticed.
The store’s owner checked camera footage after an employee noticed that the python was missing, and eventually they spotted the alleged thief picking up the snake… and slipping it down his pants. The creature was a black pastel ball python that the shop sells for $200.
The video shows the man casually walking around the store and then out the door, trying to act like a person who does not have a python stuffed down his pants.
“He’s lucky it wasn’t feeding day,” observed the owner. “Feeding days are on Mondays. And they’re very hungry.” Pythons, as you may recall, suffocate their prey by squeezing them, and your pants probably isn’t an ideal place to keep one of them.