Crazy Video Police Looking for Suspects Who Released Crocodiles Inside School
Police in Australia's Northern Territory are searching for four male suspects who broke into a school near Darwin and released three saltwater crocodiles.
Surveillance video shows the masked, shirtless men smash the glass doors at the front office of Taminmin College, a high school in the town of Humpty Doo, early Sunday morning.
They dump three crocodiles, ranging in size from five feet to six-and-a-half feet, onto the floor.
The suspects then proceed to ransack the office before fleeing the scene.
Northern Territory police and Parks and Wildlife rangers eventually corralled the crocodiles, whose jaws were reportedly bound shut.
"They're in very poor shape, they haven't seen water for a long time, they're undernourished," Senior Constable David Gregory of the Northern Territory Police Force said in a statement.
The local Parks and Wildlife Commission told Inside Edition that the crocodiles were assessed by a veterinarian and animal welfare officers on Monday before being transported to a local crocodile farm.
"It's likely that each of the crocs will need to be put down, although the final decision rests with the farm, which has its own vet," an official said. "If any of the crocs survive, they'll likely become breeding stock, if that's what the farm decides."
Police are searching for the suspects, who face fines of up to $38,000 for animal cruelty.
Watch some of the surveillance footage in the clip above.
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