Special to SEGAZINE
A Gainesville, Ga., man has been arrested for stealing an alligator from the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, reports the Albany Herald.
According to an Albany Police Department report, aquarium employee Richard Brown called police and said a man had scaled a wall at the RiverQuarium and was seen in the alligator tank handling the reptiles.
Brown said the man was later seen by construction workers at a bridge under construction on Albany’s Broad Avenue carrying the alligator under his arm. Brown said he was advised that the man had tossed the alligator into the Flint River.
Brown told police that he and other aquarium employees went to the river and retrieved the gator.
Hai Tany has been charged with theft by taking, the paper said.