Guys Break Into Sea World, Steal Penguin

Then release it in shark-infested waters

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 20, 2012 11:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Usually, we mock criminals when they brag about their crimes on Facebook. But if your crime was breaking into a Sea World, swimming with the dolphins, and making off with a 7-year-old fairy penguin, we understand the urge to share. Three Queensland, Australia men, aged 18, 20, and 21, have been arrested for allegedly doing just that, the Telegraph reports.

A friend reportedly tipped police off about their Facebook post, and they were apprehended—but not before they released Dirk the penguin into shark-infested waters. Don't worry though, Dirk is fine; a couple spotted him in a shallow estuary Sunday, being chased by an animal—possibly a shark. They thought it was odd, so they Googled "lost penguin," realized who the penguin was, and called Sea World. Dirk has since been reunited with his mate, Peaches. Click for today's other criminal-posts-on-Facebook, gets-arrested story.

This is not the actual penguin that was stolen. It is, however, actually adorable.
This is not the actual penguin that was stolen. It is, however, actually adorable.   (Shutterstock)
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