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Police: Thief hid ferret by shoving it in pants

October 30, 2009

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— It’s one thing for shoplifters to hide plunder in their pants. But a live ferret?

Police say a homeless man in north Florida did just that. And he made it out the door before being challenged.

Thirty-eight-year-old Rodney Bolton is charged with theft over the $129 animal that police say he took from a pet store in Jacksonville Beach.

A 17-year-old witness confronted Bolton in the parking lot and was bitten by the animal after the man allegedly shoved it in the teen’s face.

That confrontation makes the ferret a “special weapon” under Florida law. So Bolton also faces battery charges for dangerously wielding the animal.

Comments

coolmom 4 years, 10 months ago

i would be careful about putting a ferret in the pants they are biters on occasion.

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webmocker 4 years, 10 months ago

Ferret-Legging has a long and storied tradition.

http://www.wesjones.com/ferret.htm

Ouch.

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jd 4 years, 10 months ago

Is that a ferret in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 10 months ago

That ferret-legging link is just too funny. Thanks webmocker.

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