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$800 ball python stolen from Florence pet store

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 16:06:37-04

FLORENCE, Ky. (WCPO)– Police in Northern Kentucky say that the people caught on camera stealing a python from a pet store could face felony charges.

After popping the lock, a male and female are seen on camera sneaking away with Petland Florence’s priciest python. The snake cost about $800, making the theft a felony.

“It’s scary because you never know what he’s actually going through. You don’t know if the snake’s okay or how he’s being taken care of,” said Christian Back, the store manager of Petland Florence.

Back told WCPO that the python needs to be fed and misted multiple times a day, and the snake needs the correct lighting and the right enclosure.

“I just really, really hope that snake is okay and he’s getting the care that he needs,” said Back.

If you have any information on this crime, please contact Florence Police.