Man steals snake, leaves son behind, at State Fair Park


Organizers said the snake is only worth about $40 so they were baffled by the theft.

State Fair Park Police said they were able to track down the man and the snake.

Police said when they found the man, he had a pillowcase on him that officers could see was squirming. Capt. Jim Bruno said that’s how officers knew they had their man.

“The pillowcase was moving, we pretty much knew we were zeroing in on what we were there for,” Bruno said.

Officials said Child Services did get involved and the boy is back with his mother.

“We didn’t want the child in exchange for the snake so thankfully the child is back home and the snake is with us,” Steinle said.


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