Pennsylvania man charged with offering stolen pythons for sale
A central Pennsylvania man is charged with attempting to sell five stolen pythons at a reptile expo near Reading over the weekend.
Nathan Flick, of Bellefonte, was arrested Saturday in Hamburg, Berks County, where he was trying to sell the exotic 3- to 4-foot snakes, the Reading Eagle reports.
The ball pythons are believed to be among 13 stolen from the Centre County home of a reptile dealer on May 15. The 13 snakes are valued at a total of $30,000.
Flick reportedly tried to sell the five snakes in Hamburg on Saturday. Flick, who is charged with receiving stolen property, was arrested after police received a tips from officials at the Northwestern Berks Reptile Show who were aware of the Centre County burglary in which the snakes were stolen.
Flick was being held in the Berks County jail on $75,000 bail.
Police have recovered all 13 snakes stolen from the reptile dealer’s home, the paper reports.