Men allegedly stole, sold neighbor’s pet python

Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:41pm
Staff reports

Try to wrap your head around this south Nashville burglary.

Two men — one homeless and the other the victim’s neighbor — allegedly broke into an Arbor Ridge apartment on Sunday, stole the resident’s pet python and attempted to sell it.

Jessie Peden, 20, and Seth Wallace, 19, were quickly identified from surveillance video at Aquatic Critter on Nolensville Road, where they attempted to sell their slithering booty.

Wallace was arrested Tuesday, and Peden was picked up Thursday. The python was recovered from a man who had purchased the snake. He was unaware it had been stolen, police said.

Peden, who is homeless, and Wallace, of Arbor Ridge Drive, are both charged with aggravated burglary. Peden was on probation for a February burglary conviction. Wallace has a prior drug possession conviction.

The snake and other property taken from the home was returned to the owner.

1 Comment on this post:

By: idgaf on 6/25/10 at 6:26

Perhaps the judge will give him a "home" now that he violated probation and committed another (the same) offence.