CRIME

Man Filmed Stuffing Python Down His Pants In Brazen Pet Shop Theft

"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day."
Surveillance video appears to show a man caught in the act of stealing a python from a pet store by stuffing it down his pant
Surveillance video appears to show a man caught in the act of stealing a python from a pet store by stuffing it down his pants.

There was a snake in his pants, but no one was happy to see him.

A ballsy shoplifter stuffed a two-foot python down his pants during a pet store theft caught on video, the Oregon store's outraged owner said.

"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day," Christin Bjugan, who owns Portland's A to Z pet store, where Friday's crime was committed, told KPTV. "Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry."

The man is seen wearing a black and yellow baseball cap with a Nike jumpman logo on it and a gold necklace.
The man is seen wearing a black and yellow baseball cap with a Nike jumpman logo on it and a gold necklace.

In store surveillance video released to local media, the slippery fiend is seen reaching into the black pastel python's case.

Once he gets a grip on the reptile, the man is seen quickly dropping it into his pants and gingerly -- oh so gingerly -- stepping out the store's door. He appears to be assisted by a woman with blue hair.

"I'm just surprised that people are so bold," Bjugan told KGW-TV.

The shop owner said she finds the theft of the $200 snake strikingly mean.

"Anytime anything like this happens, it's very frustrating. We work very hard to make a living and run the business,"Bjugan told KPTV.

Bjugan said she's working with investigators to capture the suspects. Portland police couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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