Cops: Man stuffed python in pants at pet store

(WFLA) A Florida man is facing theft charges after he tried to steal a snake from a pet store in St. Petersburg Monday.

Pinellas County deputies say Travis Treder went into Animal House Pet Center and put a baby python down his left front pocket.

Chaos erupted at the pet store as employees tried to stop him.

“He’s been in twice before over the past nine months and we didn’t realize he stole anything until after the fact,” store owner Steve Silk said.

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