Man Tries to Sell 5 Stolen Pythons: Police

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013  |  Updated 12:42 PM EDT
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Man Tries to Sell 5 Stolen Pythons: Police

The stolen pythons were returned to the dealer.

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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.

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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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