- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri man is facing theft charges after authorities say he stole two live alligators from a pet store by stuffing them into his shorts pocket.

KMOV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1tF4edn ) 20-year-old Melvin Davis is charged with felony theft. Authorities say the incident occurred in July at a south St. Louis County pet store.

The owner of Exotic Amphibian and Reptile Center says security video footage shows Davis putting the reptiles into a cargo shorts pocket. The owner says the animals haven’t been returned.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Davis has been arrested or if he has an attorney.

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Information from: KMOV-TV, http://www.kmov.com

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