He hid what in his pants?

- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office closed a petit theft case from the beginning of January. 

The clerk at the Pet Safari on South Highlands Avenue reported that a man and woman had walked out of the store with two tropical fish. The man had shoved the fish in his pants to conceal them as they fled the store.

Deputies investigated the January 8th incident and determined that the suspect and an accomplice entered the store and proceeded to work together for the theft.

The female subject purposely distracted the clerk while the male subject selected two tropical fish and concealed them in his pants.

Both fled the store in a vehicle following the theft.

Deputies were able to determine that Cruz Orlando Garcia Jr. was the suspect who had concealed the fish and stole them. His accomplice was identified as Crystal Marie Dixon.

Garcia is charged with petit theft for the fish-in-pants caper; and Dixon may be charged as an accomplice.

Both have prior arrests for theft in Pinellas County.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • He hid what in his pants?
  • WATCH: Suspected porch pirate saunters up to Tampa home
  • Tampa pedestrian killed after stepping into traffic
  • Sheriff: Multiple shot, one dead at Hudson apartment complex
  • Police: 'Gold grabber' steals chains from St. Pete jeweler
  • Faulty field drug test sends man to jail for 45 days
  • Bay Area shufflers fill new courts in Tampa Heights
  • Delays persist as Polk Co. trains new bus drivers
  • Missing Pasco kids found safe; suspect in custody
  • 'Stand Your Ground' shooter's lawyer: 'He's not... some villain'