These Dayton burglars grabbed plenty of valuables, but a unique pet was the attention-grabber

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A Dayton man told police that a break-in at his home resulted in the theft of a number of valuables – including a python snake.

The burglary reported on Kipling Drive involved the theft of 29 pairs of tennis shoes, a 60-gallon aquarium, a gold chain and two flat screen televisions, as well as the black-and-gold pet snake, according to a police report.

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The victim said he valued the items at more than $8,900, including $4,000 for the shoes and $3,800 for the gold chain. The snake was valued at $150.

Pythons are part of a family of nonvenomous snakes whose members are some of the largest snakes, growing up to 350 pounds. No details were given about the size of the snake reported stolen.

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The thefts were reported May 17 and were believed to have occurred between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to the police report.

A former tenant of the home said that living room furniture had been flipped over as if the room had been searched, records show. Police said they found a bedroom in disarray with shoe boxes and clothing strewn across the floor.

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