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Arizona man accused of shoving stolen snakes down pants

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PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa man is in custody for allegedly stealing several snakes by stuffing them down his pants.

Police say 22-year-old Eric Fiegel was arrested Tuesday after they reviewed surveillance footage from Predator's Reptile Center in Mesa.

They say a July 30 video shows a man entering the pet store, removing several baby albino boa constrictors from their cage and placing them in his pants before exiting the store without paying.

Police say Fiegel then traveled to another pet store and allegedly traded several of the snakes for $175 and a large reptile tank.

The Arizona Republic says a witness obtained a license plate number which police used to locate Fiegel. He was later identified by witnesses from a police lineup.

It was unclear Wednesday whether Fiegel has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic

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