2 rare $500 king baboon tarantulas swiped from Virginia pet shop
Police: Kids sold spiders for $25
Last Updated: 273 days ago
RICHMOND, Va. - Spiders might not seem like something a crook would want to steal. But a Virginia pet shop owner knows that's not necessarily the case.
Aaron Reinhard had two rare king baboon tarantulas taken from his Beasts and Bugs shop in a Richmond, Virginia, suburb.
Reinhard did some online investigating and learned the tarantulas had been recently sold for $75.
He let county detectives know and soon the case of the missing spiders was closed.
Authorities busted 20-year-old Deion T. Dickens on grand larceny and other charges.
Reinhard tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the "kid was stupid."
Reinhard adds the baboon tarantulas could easily have been sold for $500.
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