Shark suspect is linked to store theft
The man who made national headlines when he was accused of stealing a shark last month in Leon Valley has been identified by police as the suspect in another theft.
Anthony Sinclair Shannon, 38, is charged with theft less than $2,500 enhanced, making it a state jail felony, because he has two prior convictions for theft, authorities said.
On July 25, an H-E-B employee found a security device had been discarded in a store and took it to a loss prevention associate, according to Shannon’s arrest warrant affidavit. On the store’s security cameras, Shannon could be seen taking a box of pots and pans valued at $250, investiga- tors said.
He removed the security device and took the box to customer service, the affidavit states, and attempted to do a “no receipt return.” After the clerk rejected the return, he is seen walking out with the box, the affidavit states.
Five days later, a gray horn shark named Miss Helen was reported stolen from the San Antonio Aquarium, 6320 Bandera Road, on July 28, according to Leon Valley police. Shannon and two others were accused, and the H-E-B associate recognized Shannon from news coverage.
County records show that Shannon was convicted twice in separate cases of vehicle theft between $1,500 and $20,000. Those occurred in June 1998 and April 2000.