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News Coral thief caught on tape

Discussion in 'General Aquarium News & Events' started by Greater Iowa Reef Society, Dec 6, 2017.

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    A&R Aquarium just celebrated their grand opening this past weekend. They're also celebrating something else. Their surveillance cameras caught a thief cherry-picking multiple corals and clams from their open-top holding tanks in one of the more audacious and greedy LFS livestock heists we've seen yet.


    So brazen was this theft that, as the video below shows, Lin snatches corals literally behind the back of store staff!


    When the store owners, Adam Lewis and Lisa Martin, confronted Lin in the parking lot, Lin first denied stealing corals and handed them one of his empty bags. Upon pressing the issue further, Lin handed Lewis another bag that contained stolen corals and a clam. According to reporting by WFLA, "Lewis said he was willing to let things slide if Lin gave up the rest of what he took. 'He chose to say he didn’t have any more when he actually did,' said Lewis."

    And so the cops were called, and Lin was arrested and now is charged with grand theft.

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  2. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member Sponsor

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    I hope they nail him to the wall.
     
  3. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Dude lives in a $500,000 house on a golf course but needs to steal from the LFS...dang
     
  4. GoodGreef Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    This is the perfect example of "Because Florida". He probably wanted to smoke the corals and use the clams to hide his meth in.
     
  5. ricowind67 GIRS Member

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    crazy, crazy,.!!
     

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