LEON VALLEY, Texas — Two men have confessed to snatching a small shark from a Texas aquarium’s interactive touch tank, then whisking it away, wrapping it in a blanket and concealing it in a baby stroller, police say.
Miss Helen, the 16-inch-long gray horn shark, was returned to the San Antonio Aquarium on Monday night, two days after the heist was captured on video.
‘‘Sharknapping: Unsuccessful!’’ the aquarium posted on Facebook afterward.
The video footage shows a man plucking the shark from the tank and carrying it away. Another man is then seen depositing a blanket-wrapped item into a stroller and walking off, accompanied by the first man and a woman.
Police said the men put the shark into a bucket before placing it into the stroller.
The shark was recovered Monday night from a home filled with fish tanks and other marine life, said Leon Valley Police Chief Joseph Salvaggio.