UK Thief Who Sold Stolen Penguins on Facebook Sent to Prison

A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison.

  • Published 30 October 2020

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LONDON (AP) — A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison. Bradley Tomes, 25, was sentenced by a judge at Preston Crown Court for taking Humboldt penguins Pablo and Penny from Lakes Safari Zoo in northwest England, where he had previously worked in the aviary. Prosecutors said Tomes broke into the zoo twice in 2018, stealing the… Read at AP News