Archive for Friday, October 30, 2009

Police: Thief hid ferret by shoving it in pants

October 30, 2009


— 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.


coolmom 8 years, 2 months ago

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

jd 8 years, 2 months ago

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

Boston_Corbett 8 years, 2 months ago

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

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