Woman Charged in Theft of Rare Butterfly From Botanic Garden, Cops Say
Jamie Revis was arrested two weeks after the blue morpho butterfly was taken.
The odd case of the missing rare butterfly in Ohio has led to an arrest.
Cops in Springfield Township say 36-year-old Jamie Revis has been charged with stealing a blue morpho butterfly from a botanic garden exhibit in Cincinnati two weeks ago.
Court documents obtained by the Cincinnati Enquirer indicate that cops were led to Revis with the help of an Instagram account.
It was unclear whether the butterfly, which is native to Central and South America, was recovered.
Following the April 15 theft from the Krohn Conservatory, the Cincinnati Police Department released surveillance footage of a suspect they say took the butterfly.
Surveillance footage shows a woman cops believe is the thief as she shows up for a butterfly show wearing a neon pink and purple top that would have allowed her to fit right in with the showy insects.
All visitors were inspected to make sure they don't walk out accidentally with a butterfly attached to them, according to the CPD. A conservatory employee reportedly tried and failed to stop the theft.
Cops say they found Revis' home full of butterflies both dead and alive, according to WKRC.
Revis entered a not guilty plea at the time of her arraignment.
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