Surveillance Footage Shows Man Taking Ball Python From Michigan Pet Store

March 26, 2019

Do you know this man? Rockwood, Michigan police are looking for this man, who was captured on surveillance footage removing a ball python from its enclosure and stuffing the reptile down his pants. 

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This man is wanted by police in Rockwood, Michigan for allegedly stealing a ball python from I Love My Pets.

"PLEASE SHARE. The staff at I Love My Pets are in disbelief," store worker Emily Schelwe wrote on Facebook. "Someone stole our beautiful ball python who had just been adopted and was going home the same day he was stolen (Wednesday, March 20th) please if you have any information at all or know this individual, please alert us or the Rockwood police department, thank you!


Posted by Emily Scheiwe on Monday, March 25, 2019

I Love My Pets in Rockwood posted the surveillance footage on Facebook in hopes that someone will recognize the man in the video. 

"The last thing we were expecting was to check the video and take a closer look and see a man putting it down the front of his pants, we were not expecting that at all," said employee Callie McElroy. "We couldn't fathom the way someone could sneak a snake that big out of a store like that."

If you have any information about the man in the video, please contact the Rockwood Michigan Police Department at 734-379-5323.


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