Man Tries to Sell 5 Stolen Pythons: Police

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    The stolen pythons were returned to the dealer.

    Authorities say a man has been arrested after trying to sell five pythons stolen from a Pennsylvania home.

    Police say Bellefonte, Pa. resident Nathan Flick was arrested at a weekend reptile expo in Hamburg -- about 15 miles north of Reading, Pa. -- trying to sell the stolen snakes for $7,100. Officer Robert Mengle says the pythons were among 13 stolen last month from the Centre County home of Christopher Robinson, a licensed reptile dealer.

    The Reading Eagle reports officials at the Northwestern Berks Reptile Show determined the snakes were among those reported stolen and called police.

    The paper reports that after arresting Flick, police searched his home and found the other eight snakes missing from the dealer's home. Robinson drove 2-1/2 hours to Hamburg to get the 13 snakes. Police are still investigating the burglary.

    Flick was sent to jail unable to post $75,000 as he faces five counts of receiving stolen property, according to court records.

    A telephone listing for him could not immediately be located.

     


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