Man Steals Python From Pet Store, Stuffs It in His Pants: 'He's Lucky It Wasn't Feeding Day'

A man was caught on surveillance camera apparently stealing a two-foot-long python from a pet store and stuffing it down his pants before walking out of the shop.

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Christin Bjugan, manager of A to Z Pets in Portland, Oregon, said she noticed the snake was missing on Friday so she went through security footage, where she spotted the thief.

“He's lucky it wasn't feeding day," she told KPTV. "Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry.”

The type of snake, a black pastel ball python, goes for about $200. Rich Bjugan, another owner of the store, told INSIDE EDITION the snake belonged to one of the employees, who is now "a little upset." 

The thief was accompanied by a female with blue hair. No arrests have been made - but the owners say they know who is responsible and where he lives.

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"I don’t think he’s going to re-sell [the snake]," Rich Bjugan said of the alleged thief. "He’s been seen around town wearing the python around his neck."


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