Good morning everyone, you're watching the 8 O'clock News with Valyn Escobar.
In this segment I want to tell you about an insane "insect heist" in a Philadelphia museum that is as crazy as it sounds.
And now I want to talk about the thousands of live scorpions, spiders, and other exotic insects that were stolen from a Philadelphia museum.
There are approximately 80% of the museums insects missing, $40,000 worth to be exact. Rhinoceros roaches, six-eyed sand spiders, red spot assassin bugs, including some very rare snakes and spiders that have venom that is extremely harmful.
The museum owner suspects it was an inside job, they have footage of some of the workers carrying boxes in and out of the museum, someone has yet to be arrested.
So why would someone do this you ask? Well insects are very easy to sell and rare insects can go for lots and lots of money, people use them for exotic pet shows etc.