Printer Friendly

Five tarantulas swiped.

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A metro Atlanta man told police a spider thief snuck into a crawlspace under his home and stole five of his 18 pet tarantulas. Austell police say they've issued an arrest warrant. Dwayne Melton said the spiders live beneath his Austell home in individual containers, where they hibernate during the winter until spring arrives. Melton said he didn't know his spiders were missing until he got a phone call from Animart Pets in Austell, where employees said someone had just sold five tarantulas to the business. Melton then identified the spiders as his and police began investigating.

-- The Associated Press

COPYRIGHT 2015 Worcester Telegram & Gazette
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Feb 25, 2015
Words:102
Previous Article:Jason Jones leaving 'Daily Show,' moving to sitcom for TBS; Samantha Bee staying.
Next Article:Swift gives $50,000 to NYC schools.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters