Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Commissioner Sheehan wants Lake Eola swan thief prosecuted to 'fullest extent of the law'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM

click to enlarge PATTY SHEEHAN/FACEBOOK
  • Patty Sheehan/Facebook
Late Monday night, six baby swans were stolen from Lake Eola Park and Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan is "just furious" about it.

"This is a crime against all of Orlando, and this will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Sheehan posted on Facebook. "Anyone with information is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Orlando Police Department."

A Lake Eola park ranger says that the baby swans, or cygnets, were one day old when they were taken from their mother's nest, according to WFTV. On Tuesday morning the ranger could hear the mother screaming over her lost babies.

The Orlando Police Department is currently pursuing leads and encourages people to call the crime line at 1-800-423-tips with any information regarding the six missing swans.

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