SHARKNAPPING! Someone Tries To Steal A Shark From Boca's Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!

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Someone attempted to steal a shark from Gumbo Limbo nature center.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We’re not making this up. Boca Raton detectives are actively investigating the attempted theft of a shark from the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center at 1801 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton.

The good news: the shark is fine. He (or she) wasn’t hurt and apparently scared off the intruder.

The bad news: we don’t  — yet — have a description of the Sharknapper, so can only advise that you keep a close eye on your own sharks and advise them not to get out of the tank for strangers.

In what is perhaps the most beautifully understated police report we have ever seen, the investigator wrote:

“Boca Raton Police Department responded to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in reference to a burglary and attempted theft of a shark.”

We don’t know what was stolen from Gumbo Limbo and we don’t know if the shark has a specific characteristic that appeals to the would-be Sharknapper. It’s unclear if the would-be thief was tanked. We are unaware of other Sharknapping attempts in the area.

Check back for updates.

 

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